Esto Perpetua Awards


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 100 individuals and organizations from throughout the state of Idaho.

To nominate an individual or organization who has made a major contribution to the preservation and promotion of Idaho’s history please download a nomination packet here.    Deadline to receive nominations has been extended till: April 17, 2020

2020 Esto Perpetua Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday June 8th, 5:30 p.m. at the Idaho State Museum, Boise, Idaho. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning in early May.

For a full listing of awardees please click here 1999-2019 Esto Perpetua Honorees

The 2019 Esto Perpetua Awards Ceremony