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photo of circa 1915 automobile

Automobile at Shoshone Falls

Photo Credit: Idaho State Archives

American Archives Month October 2017

Mark your calendars! October brings Archives Month back to the Idaho State Archives. Join us to learn more about exciting new collections and resources, preserving your historic documents and photographs, property research, family history and more! 

Historical Bike Tour

Saturday, October 7, 10:00am

Location: Idaho State Archives

Cost: $18.00


Architectural historian Amy Pence-Brown will guide you through the Old Idaho Penitentiary Historic District, down beautiful Warm Springs Avenue and into downtown with an interesting, informative - and sometimes spooky! - tour of Boise history. Meet at the Idaho State Archives building (2205 Old Penitentiary Road) ready to ride at 9:45am on Saturday, October 7. The tour will conclude at the Basque Block and participants are responsible for providing their own transportation to/from the Archives building or downtown. Presented by the Idaho State Archives in partnership with Preservation Idaho.

Researching Historic Properties

Saturday, October 21, 10:00am

Location: Idaho State Archives


Jamee Fiore, Architectural Historian, Idaho State Historic Preservation Office

The workshop will provide an overview of available sources to research historic properties. Included in the workshop is a handout with tips, lists of sources, where to find them, and how to use them. Additionally, the handout will have contact information for the speaker should there be additional questions. Stick around after the presentation to begin your research at the Idaho State Archives Research Center!


Archives Tours

The Idaho State Archives offers historical exhibits, introductory tours of the Research Center and Archives facility tours by appointment. The Idaho State Archives strives to educate government agencies and the citizens of Idaho about its collections and how to access them.


Abraham Lincoln Exhibit Tours

Schedule a tour of the Abraham Lincoln Legacy exhibit for your school or other group! Tours are one hour long, up to 20 participants per tour.


To schedule a tour or inquire about events contact us at (208) 334-2620 or email