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Esto Perpetua

18th Annual Esto Perpetua Awards

Idaho State Historical Society announces 2017 Esto Perpetua Awardees


The Esto Perpetua Award takes its name from the state’s motto, “let it be perpetual” and for the past sixteen years, the Idaho State Historical Society has recognized people and organizations who have preserved and promoted Idaho’s history through professional accomplishments, public service or volunteerism, and philanthropy.

Since the award was created in 1999, the ISHS has recognized the inspiring local preservation efforts of more than 100 individuals and organizations from throughout the state of Idaho.


The 2017 awardees:

Marc Brinkmeyer, Laclede
Deloris Davission, Clarkston, WA
Patricia Keith, Lewiston
Priscilla Wegars, Moscow
John Bannister and Inga Marie Swan,Troy
College of Idaho, Caldwell
Martin Peterson, Boise
Max Burke, Boise
Dave Crawforth, Boise
Carol MacGregor, Boise
Joan Davies, Hailey
Darren Parry, Farr West, UT and Pocatello


Awards will be presented at the annual Idaho State Historical Society Esto Perpetua Awards Ceremony, Monday, June 5th, 2017, 5:30 pm at the Old Idaho Penitentiary, Boise, Idaho. Purchase tickets CLICK HERE Your ticket includes the awards ceremony, music and a light summer buffett


2016 Esto Perpetua Award Ceremony


Photos from left to right: 2016 Ceremony - Board of Trustee, Jim Johnston & The Malad Welsh Festival, Joan Hawkins, Susan Wittman and Board of Trustee, Hope Benedict & Jim Hardee