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Esto Perpetua

18th Annual Esto Perpetua Awards

Idaho State Historical Society opens 2017 Esto Perpetua Nominations

Please click here for 2017 nomination form and instructions.

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 were 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.

Click here to read more about the 2016 Honorees.


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