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The Idaho State Historical Society will continue to adhere to the Governor’s “Idaho Rebounds” plan in addition to following social distancing and sanitization guidelines as outlined by the CDC and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Staff and visitor safety remain the highest priority.
 
Our sites continue enhanced sanitation measures with your safety in mind.
 
Based on updated guidance from the CDC, if you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to wear a mask in our facilities. We ask visitors to follow current CDC guidance related to masking and physical distancing.
 
If you are interested in available online resources, they can be found on the Idaho History at Home page.
 
For more information on each site’s COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, follow the links below:
 

COVID-19 Story Collecting Initiative

Idaho and the world are grappling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of you might be keeping your feelings about this crisis in your personal journal or you are posting to social media channels for the world to see, but we ask that you share your story with us.

Although record keeping has changed drastically over the last 100 years, the everyday stories of Idahoans remain as relevant to our collecting initiatives today as they did in 1907 when the Idaho Legislature created our agency.

Please help us deliver on our mission and help us capture the stories of how Idahoans like you are reacting, responding, and defining community in new ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Idaho State Historical Society will add the stories and reflections submitted to our agency’s records, housed at the Idaho State Archives. Future generations will be able to use these submissions to understand what this moment in Idaho history was really like.

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Histor-E is the Idaho State Historical Society’s monthly email newsletter. This newsletter provides important agency updates, upcoming events and programs, and collections highlights for researchers and history enthusiasts.

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Histor-E is the Idaho State Historical Society’s monthly email newsletter. This newsletter provides importate agency updates, upcoming events and programs, and collections highlights for reserachers and history enthusiasts.

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