An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.

Links related to Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month

Links & Online Resources

State Organizations

Idaho Archaeological Society

The society is a statewide nonprofit organization founded in 1971, which strives to preserve, educate about, and encourage the study of Idaho’s antiquities. The organization provids a range of programming that includes lectures, seminars, museum visits, and field trips, among other events to its membership and interested parties.

Preservation Idaho

is a member-funded nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the State’s historic and cultural resources through education and advocacy. Established in 1972 by a group of Idahoans concerned with the alarming rate at which historic resources in Idaho were being lost, these individuals created an organization that enable members of the public to unite toward preservation of Idaho’s historic built environment.

Idaho Professional Archaeological Council

IPAC was formed in 2004 to represent the interests of professional archaeologists in our state. The non-profit organization consists of state, federal, and tribal archaeologists, as well as professors, consultants, and other private sector archaeologists.

Idaho Heritage Trust

Idaho Heritage Trust is a nonprofit organization preserving the historic fabric of Idaho for our State’s Bicentennial in 2090 through a program of grants and technical assistance to more than 400 projects in all forty-four counties. The Idaho Heritage Trust began as a lasting legacy of the Centennial Celebration of 1990 and has funded over $3 million in grants to approximately 270 organizations.

National Organizations

National Main Street Center

Main Street is a national organization dedicated to community revitalization based on the principle that historic preservation can build strong communities and contribute to enhancing community character. Each state can implement the Main Street Program that can then be joined by individual communities.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a national nonprofit organization that is privately funded. The NTHP’s purpose is to save American’s cultural resources.

Project Archaeology

Project Archaeology is an educational organization dedicated to teaching scientific and historical inquiry, cultural understanding, and the importance of protecting our nation’s rich cultural resources. We are a national network of archaeologists, educators, and concerned citizens working to make archaeology education accessible to students and teachers nationwide through high-quality educational materials and professional development.

International Organizations

Society for Historical Archaeology

Formed in 1967, the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) is the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world. The society is specifically concerned with the identification, excavation, interpretation, and conservation of sites and materials on land and underwater.

Society for American Archaeology/Public Education