An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.

Be a Supporter

Be a Supporter

The Idaho State Historical Society is not fully supported with state funds, we raise about half our budget to support services and programs through membership, corporate and philanthropic gifts, and public and private grants.

Each year, over 110,000 people benefit from ISHS educational programs, tours and events, research use, and technical assistance.  Annually, over 15,000 school- aged children benefit from ISHS programs and visits.


Your tax-deductible membership dues support exhibits, events, publications and programs, and as members you share with other Idahoans a common bond of heritage and pride.


There are many ways to contribute to the support the Idaho State Historical Society including to our History Preservation and Educational Programs Fund, Museum Renovation, memorial gifts, and planned giving.

Donate to Collections

ISHS welcomes inquires about potential donations to our artifacts and archives collections.


Volunteers and interns are vitally important to the work in the Idaho State Museum, Old Idaho Penitentiary, Idaho State Archives and historic sites across the state.

Featured Exhibition

Old Idaho Penitentiary Cemetery
Cemetery Tours
Old Idaho Penitentiary Cemetery Tours

Mar 26th to Mar 30th