Capitol Restoration Program

On January 9, 2010, the Idaho Statehouse, “A Capitol of Light,” was rededicated after 3 years of restoration. In partnership with the Idaho Capitol Commission, the State Historical Society played an active role in this restoration project through the following activities:

  • Inventory and condition analysis for all artifacts removed from the Capitol.
  • Professional consultation for research and historic preservation.
  • Creation of Garden Level exhibits. These include the permanent exhibition: Governing Idaho: How People and Policies Shape our State, as well as special exhibits located in the Garden Level wings and Statuary Hall.
  • Restoration of 559 historic objects.
  • Public access to 17,000 cubic feet of state records and collections for official use or media coverage.
  • Support for commemorative collateral.
  • Publication of special edition Capitol feature in Idaho Landscapes.
  • Creation of Capitol Curation Program.
  • Artist collaboration and re-installation of Dana Boussard Capitol Murals at the University of Idaho.