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Highlights from 2016 Idaho Day

Idaho Day 2016 lapel pin with Blue BirdWe had another great year of celebrating Idaho! Thank you to everyone who made it possible. The theme for 2016 was Idaho Heroes: Past and Present and we enjoyed seeing the various IdaBlue images posted to social media through #myidaho, #idablue, or #idahohero.

Across the state, we had several organizations and schools participate in Idaho Day:

  • The Basque Museum and Education Center had special tours of their historic Cyrus Jacobs Uberuaga Boarding House.
  • Bonneville County Heritage Association (BCHA) hosted their second annual Idaho Day event in the Civic Auditorium in Idaho Falls. The event featured recipients of the Idaho Heritage Hero Awards, a silent auction, and student projects.
  • Kuna Historical Society opened their Kuna History Center for Idaho Day.
  • Latah County Historical Society (LCHS)partnered with the city of Moscow and held a special event in the Moscow Chamber.
  • Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission held a program honoring honoring "Idaho Heroes: Past or Present."
  • The Boise School District had several schools participate in Idaho Day.

And in the state's Capitol building both the House and Senate Chambers recognized Idaho Day with special programs. On the first and second floors of the Central Rotunda, the public enjoyed a noonhour program that included performances by the Longfellow Elementary, Jena Carpenter, Idaho 25th Army Band Saxaphone Ensemble, MAYDAY, a proclamation reading from Governor Otter, and guest speaker Eric Killoy.

Here are some highlights from the Idaho Statehouse, Boise School District, and libraries:

Idaho Statehouse House Chamber Idaho Day 2016 program     Idaho Statehouse Senate Chamber Idaho Day 2016 program     Idaho Statehouse Idaho Day 2016 Rotunda Program Idaho National Guard posting colors     Idaho Statehouse Idaho Day 2016 Rotunda program Longfellow Elementary singing songs      Longfellow Elementary singing in the Statehouse Rotunda Program      Idaho Statehouse Idaho Day 2016 Rotunda Program guest speaker Eric Killoy     Idaho Statehouse Idaho Day 2016 Rotunda Program Jena Carpenter singing a song     Idaho Statehouse Idaho Day 2016 Rotunda Program Idaho 25th Army Band Saxaphone Ensemble, MAYDAY performing      Boise Public Library Idaho Day 3D bookmarkers project     Ada Community Library at Hidden Springs hosting a Prairie Party for Idaho Day 2016     Idaho Commission for Libraries posting the colors for Idaho Day 2016     Jefferson School Idaho Day 2016     Shadow Hills School Idaho Day 2016 celebration     Washington School Idaho Day 2016 celebration