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Esto Perpetua Awards

Esto Perpetua Award Presentation 2021

This year, the Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) will be celebrating and honoring the dedicated, passionate, Idaho organizations and citizens that care for, educate, and tell the story of Idaho and their community. Idaho stories are found in many forms and places, including museums, historical societies, archives, sites, structures, highway markers, artifacts, and more.

The Esto Perpetua Award takes its name from the state’s motto, “let it be perpetual” and for the past 23 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, ISHS has recognized the inspiring local preservation efforts of more than 180 individuals and organizations throughout the state of Idaho. The work of an Esto Perpetua awardee reflects dedication, commitment, and passion for Idaho and its history.

The 2022 Esto Perpetua awardees are:

  • Bill Scudder, Kingston
  • Coeur d’Alene Press, Coeur D’Alene
  • Dulce Kersting-Lark, Moscow
  • Ryan Hatfield, Council
  • TAG, Barbara Perry-Bauer and Elizabeth Jacox, Boise
  • Don Aslett, Pocatello
  • Richard L. Hansen, Pocatello
  • Stephanie Palagi, Pocatello
  • Brandi Burns, Island Park
  • Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls
  • Robert “Bob” Hoff, Idaho Falls

Please join us to celebrate and honor these eight individuals and three organizations.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by the Idaho State Museum.

  • Monday, June 6th
  • Doors open: 5:00 pm and Program begins at 5:30 pm
  • Idaho State Museum, 610 Julia Davis Drive, Boise
  • Ticket price: $25.00

The ceremony also includes a light summer buffet and a no-host bar.

Tickets may be purchased online at HISTORY.IDAHO.GOV/ESTO or by
calling 208.514.2302.

LIMITED SEATING Please purchase your tickets early!



1999-2022 Esto Perpetua Honorees

2023 Esto Perpetua Nomination Packet will be available soon.

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