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Esto Perpetua

17th Annual Esto Perpetua Awards

Idaho State Historical Society announces 2016 Esto Perpetua Recipients!

Join us June 21st at the Awards Celebration, 5:30pm at the Old Idaho Penitentiary

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 2016 awardees:

Dorothy Dahlgren, Coeur d'Alene             Jim Hardee, Tetonia        

Kay Hardy & Gregory Kaslo, Boise            The Talbott Family, Moscow           

Edith Farmer Leachman, Craigmont         Maxine Racehorse Edmo, Fort Hall

Malad Valley Welsh Festival, Malad City   Frederick L. Walters, Cambridge  

Bannock County Historical Society and Museum

Awards will presented at the annual Idaho State Historical Society Esto Perpetua Awards Program, Tuesday, June 21st, 2016, 5:30 pm at the Old Idaho Penitentiary, Boise, Idaho. Join us in sharing your community’s experience and inspiring others to take action! To purchase tickets on line click here: or call (208)334-2682.


Click here to read more about the 2016 Honorees.


2015 awardees:

  • Joseph "Joe" Bell, Nampa
  • Michael Crosby and Dr. Terry Magoon, Salmon
  • Monty Danner, Hayden
  • Dan Everhart, Boise
  • Sharon Harris, Kendrick
  • Richard H. Holm, Jr., Boise
  • Joann C. Jones, Moscow
  • Lyle Wirtanen, Lewiston
  • Lewiston Tribune, Lewiston
  • Upper Snake River Valley Historical Society, Rexburg


Photos: A few of 2015 awardees, from left to right

Lewiston Tribune accepting Butch Alford with Board of Trustee Earl Bennett

Richard H. Holm Jr. with Board of Trustee Ernest A. Hoidal

Dr. Terry Magoon with Board of Trustee Hope Benedict