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
To read more about the 2022 awardees: 23rd Annual Esto Perpetua Awards Ceremony Program