Governor Phil Batt’s 95th Birthday and Idaho Day Combined Celebration
March 4, 2022 marks both Governor Phil Batt’s 95th birthday and the statewide celebration of Idaho Day. To commemorate former Governor Batt’s lifelong commitment to public service and his considerable impact on Idaho’s vibrant history, Rod Gramer interviewed Governor Batt, former Governors C.L. “Butch” Otter and Dirk Kempthorne, and others in what would become the book Lucky: The Wit and Wisdom of Governor Phil Batt. Join us in celebrating Governor Batt’s 95th birthday, with readings from Rod Gramer and a special recitation of the State Poem “We Were Miners Then” followed by a tour of the Idaho State Archives Governor’s Vault with a spotlight of gems from the collection. The evening will conclude with a screening of this year’s virtual Idaho Day program.
The Idaho State Archives is currently following CDC guidelines relating to masking.