Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month

Each year the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office organizes and promotes statewide opportunities for the public to learn about Idaho archaeology, history, and historic preservation. The Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month program is a celebration of everything dealing with Idaho’s archaeology and history. Events, presentations, and programs have been reaching all corners of the state for over 30 years! Please join us in the celebration by attending one of our sponsored events.

The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is of the highest priority. As such, in an effort to be proactive and help prevent the spread of the virus in our community, all public programming and events of the Idaho State Historical Society and the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office are currently canceled or postponed until further notice. This decision by state and agency leadership includes the 2020 recognition of Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month (IAHPM).

2020 IAHPM posters have now been printed and distributed to agencies, partners, and classrooms around the state. To request your own copy, please contact us at or call (208) 488-7461. You may also download the 2020 poster  and a handout which further highlights the contribution of women to Idaho’s historic places.


2020 IAHPM Poster: A Woman's Place
2020 IAHPM Poster: A Woman’s Place

Women have a profound and dynamic impact on the places where they live, work, and recreate. In Idaho, many historic sites and structures embody the empowering stories of women who have shaped the narrative of our state. The seven historic places pictured on this poster reflect only a fraction of the innumerable ways women have influenced who we are as Idahoans, and represent limitless opportunities not yet realized.

These seven Idaho sites and five more from the Gem State have been shared with the nation. Where Women Made History is an initiative of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to crowdsource 1000 places in every corner of the country that celebrate the contributions women have made and “tell the full American story”. The twelve Idaho sites that we have shared represent a broad spectrum of social, commercial, and civic successes across the state, but our list is not exhaustive. Learn more about these important places and how to propose your own at

Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month Sponsors:
Boise National Forest; Bureau of Land Management; Caribou-Targhee National Forest; Idaho Archaeological Society; Idaho Heritage Trust; Idaho Power Company; Idaho Transportation Department; Preservation Idaho

For more information please contact or call (208) 488-7461.

Printed versions of the IAHPM poster and handout incorrectly credited the photo of Amy Trice to the Bonner County Museum instead of the Boundary County Museum. The Idaho State Historical Society regrets the error.