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April 2024

Variety from the Vaults: Cute Critters

Variety from the Vaults is a free public program at the Idaho State Archives. Each month, staff at the archives highlight different items from the collections that tell a part of Idaho’s story. Soft or scaly, feathered or furred, animals are all around us–and we have always had the desire to take pictures of them, […]
20 Apr
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Idaho State Archives
2205 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID, 83712

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Join the Old Idaho Penitentiary for an opportunity to give back and donate blood to the American Red Cross. Register at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=ISHS Where: Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID 83712 When: Monday, April 29, 2024, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Pre-register at RedCrossBlood.org, and email anthony.parry@ishs.idaho.gov with any questions. All presenting donors […]
29 Apr
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Old Idaho Penitentiary
2445 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID, 83712
May 2024

Researching the Passed: Death Records & Cemeteries

The Idaho Genealogical Society presents Robert M. Wilbanks IV, B.A. [History], who will provide a general overview of the various death records, cemeteries, and cemetery records, including mortician and funeral home records. Mr. Wilbanks has been a professional genealogist and speaker since 1989. He has been interested in history since he was very young and […]
11 May
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Idaho State Archives
2205 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID, 83712

Variety from the Vaults: The Stories We Tell

Variety from the Vaults is a free public program at the Idaho State Archives. We all know the importance of biographies and history books; yet fiction can often be overlooked. Stories can often be influenced by the place in which they are written, or offer insight into the people who wrote them. This International Short […]
18 May
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Idaho State Archives
2205 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID, 83712

Author Program: How to Write a Short Story

The Idaho State Archives is proud to host programs that support and highlight Idaho talent. Getting her start as a writer by writing short stories, M.J.F. Pendragon will be going back to her roots and sharing her knowledge on the art of writing a short story. Come prepared with questions to ask, and perhaps a […]
18 May
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Idaho State Archives
2205 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID, 83712
June 2024

Variety from the Vaults: Sweets and Treats

Variety from the Vaults is a free public program at the Idaho State Archives. Each month, staff at the archives highlight different items from the collections that tell a part of Idaho’s story. Join us for a little window shopping of delectable candies and desserts. Idaho’s sweet history is powered by sugar beets, the second […]
15 Jun
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Idaho State Archives
2205 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID, 83712
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