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Highlights from Idaho Day 2017

2017 was another great year for celebrating Idaho! Thank you to everyone who participated. The theme for this year was "Idaho the Beautiful" with opportunities to share your favorite part of Idaho with #myidaho, #idablue, and #beautifulidaho.  Idaho Day lapel pin 2017

Across the state:

  • Eastern Idaho put together a big celebration (details coming soon)
  • The Marshall Public Library in Pocatello, Idaho hosted a special discussion of the book "The Enders Hotel" by Brandon Schrand on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm.
  • And the Boise School District held numerous events which can be seen here.

In the Idaho Statehouse, both the Senate and House Chambers recognized Idaho Day with special programs. In the Central Rotunda the public enjoyed a program hosted by David Langhorst, Director of Idaho State Parks & Recreation, with:

  • a Idaho Day 2017 Proclamation reading by Idaho State Controller, Brandon D. Woolf, which you can see here.
  • a keynote address on the importance of partnerships between national and stateparks to enhance the visitor experience from Wade Vagias, Superintendent of the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
  • and performances by Longfellow Elementary, Kelsey Rowles from the Boise Rock School, and Boise Highlanders.

You can see the entire program on IDPTV's website by clicking here.

Here are some highlights:

Boise Schools Idaho Day projects   Idaho Civil War ROund Table display at the Statehouse fo Idaho Day 2017

Boise School District: Idaho Day school projects at the Statehouse            Idaho Civil War Round Table display at the Statehouse

Director Langhorst emceeing the Statehouse Idaho Day 2017 program   Public enjoying Idaho Day 2017 at the Statehouse   State Controller Brandon D. Woolf reading 2017 Idaho Day proclamation   Keynote Speaker, Wade Vagias, at the Statehouse for Idaho Day 2017

Director Langhorst           Public enjoying the Statehouse celebration of Idaho Day           Brandon D. Woolf    Wade Vagias


Longfellow Elementary performing at the Statehouse for Idaho Day 2017   Boise Rock School's Kelsey Rowles performs at the Statehouse for Idaho Day 2017

Longfellow Elementary                                                                                  Boise Rock School: Kelsey Rowles

Boise Highlanders perform at the Statehouse for Idaho Day 2017

Boise Highlanders