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ISHS Member Exclusive: Eastern State Penitentiary Virtual Tour

Free virtual event for Idaho State Historical Society Members! Join us for a virtual tour of historic Eastern State Penitentiary. This experience is free and exclusive to Idaho State Historical Society Members.

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ISHS Member Exclusive Eastern State Penitentiary Virtual Tour: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Login information will be sent to participants prior to the event.

About Eastern State Penitentiary:
Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells held nearly 85,000 people over its long history, including bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and “Scarface” Al Capone.

About the Tour:
Eastern State’s history matters today more than ever. This in-depth virtual group tour explores the history of Eastern State and the experiences of men, women and children who lived and worked behind its walls. This program sets the stage for conversations about criminal justice reform today. One hour.


Sep 26 2023


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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