Our mission is to preserve Idaho’s historic places through collaboration, education, and advocacy.
Idaho Archaeological Society
The Idaho Archaeological Society’s mission is to preserve, educate, and encourage the study of Idaho’s antiquities.
The Idaho Archaeological Society (IAS), founded in 1971, achieves its objective through a series of programs. The society is a statewide organization providing a range of programming that includes lectures, seminars, museum visits, and field trips, among other events to its membership and interested parties. In addition, the society hosts an annual conference where Idaho archaeologists present the results of their recent research and supports several publications: a professionaljournal, the Idaho Archaeologist, and Artifacts, the newsletter of the IAS.
Idaho Professional Archaeological Council
An organization dedicated to promoting high standards of archaeological research, reporting, and management in Idaho.
IPAC was formed in 2004 to represent the interests of professional archaeologists in our state: State, Federal, and Tribal Archaeologists; professors; consultants and other private sector archaeologists.
The purpose of IPAC is to maintain and promote the goals of professional archaeology in Idaho by:
- Promoting high standards of archaeological research, reporting and management;
- Representing professional archaeological interests in political and public forums;
- Establishing a mechanism for communication within the archaeological community;
- Promoting public education and interest in the fields of archaeology and cultural resource management;
- Providing advice to professional archaeologists and to State, Federal and other regulatory agencies; and
- Encouraging the publication of archaeological research.
Idaho Heritage Trust
Preserving the historic fabric of Idaho for our State’s Bicentennial in 2090 through a program of grants and technical assistance.
Founded in 1989, the Idaho Heritage Trust began as a lasting legacy of the Centennial Celebration of 1990.
- Funded more than 400 projects totaling over $3 million in grants and technical architectural, engineering and conservation advice.
- Provided grants and technical assistance in every county in Idaho.
- Awarded more than 66% of grants to communities of 5,000 or less.
Idaho’s Bicentennial in 2090 will be the pinnacle milestone for the Idaho Heritage Trust. A century of preservation will take center stage for a new generation to visit in celebration.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Our mission is to protect significant places representing our diverse cultural experience by taking direct action and inspiring broad public support.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places. We are the cause that inspires Americans to save the places where history happened. The cause that connects us to our diverse pasts, weaving a multi-cultural nation together. The cause that transforms communities from places where we live into places that we love. As the leading voice for preservation, we are the cause for people saving places.