Esto Perpetua Awards


Idaho State Historical Society accepting nominations for 2019 Esto Perpetua Award

2019 marks the 20th year of the Esto Perpetua Awards. The award takes its name from the state’s motto, “let it be perpetual” and for the past nineteen 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.

2019 application for nominations click here

Deadline for applications: Friday, April 5th, 5:00 pm
To submit a nomination packet please
Mail your completed application to:
Idaho State Historical Society
Esto Perpetua
2205 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, Idaho 83712

Or email your application to

Or drop off the packet at ISHS offices at 2205 Old Idaho Penitentiary Road, Boise

2018 Esto Perpetua Awardees
The Eld Family, Boise
Jesse Walters, Boise
Rick Ardinger, Boise
Museum of North Idaho, Coeur d’Alene
Michael B. Peterson, Grangeville
Diane Josephy Peavey, Hailey
LaDean Harmston, Idaho Falls
Robert “Bob” Tatko, Lewiston
Daniel Miller, M.D., Lewiston
Fay Sweeten Cottle, Malad
Ken Rogers, Salmon
The Syringa Club, Sweet-Montour

The 2018 Esto Perpetua Awards Ceremony