Esto Perpetua Awards

Idaho State Historical Society announces
2020 “Esto Perpetua Awardees”

Honoring outstanding accomplishments in preserving and promoting Idaho’s Heritage.

2020 marks the 21st year of the Esto Perpetua Awards, hosted by the Idaho State Historical Society. The Esto Perpetua awards will be presented to fourteen individuals, and one organization for outstanding accomplishments in preserving and promoting Idaho’s heritage this year. “Each recipient has demonstrated a truly exceptional level of achievement in their efforts to preserve a part of Idaho’s heritage,” said Janet L. Gallimore, ISHS Executive Director.

The Esto Perpetua Award takes its name from the state’s motto, “let it be perpetual” and for the past twenty one 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. The work of those honored reflect a lifetime of achievement of their commitment to and passion for Idaho history.

Since the award was created in 1999, the ISHS has recognized the inspiring local preservation efforts of more than 150 individuals and organizations from throughout the state of Idaho.

2020 Esto Perpetua Virtual Awards Ceremony

Everyone is invited to register and attend our new, reimagined and inspirational
virtual Esto Perpetua Award Ceremony
Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 20th.  Award ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Registration details coming soon!

Jim See, Wallace
Dr. Katherine Aiken, Moscow
Ronald T. Karlberg, Lewiston
Gem County Historical Society and Meg Davis, Curator/Director, Emmett
Roy L. Eiguren, Boise
Dr. Maria Alicia Garza, Boise
Janelle Gilson, Boise
Jody Hawley Ochoa, Boise
Alan Minskoff, Boise
Dr. Mamie Oliver, Boise
Thomas J. Blanchard, Bellevue
Shauna Robinson, Twin Falls
Arlen Walker, Pocatello
Lowell Jensen Parkinson, Rexburg/St. George, UT

For a full listing of awardees please click here 1999-2020 Esto Perpetua Honorees

The 2019 Esto Perpetua Awards Ceremony

2019 Esto Perpetua Awardee, Leanne Campbell