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Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month

Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month

IAHPM logoEach 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 25 years.  Please join us in the celebration by attending one of our sponsored events.

May 2016: Celebrating 50 Years of the National Historic Preservation Act

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History lovers of all ages and backgrounds are gearing up for the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The Act has transformed the face of communities from coast to coast as it established the legal framework and incentives to preserve historic buildings, landscapes, and archaeology.

Please join this milestone celebration and take a look back on 50 years of preservation success in Idaho. Events are planned throughout Idaho during May and cover topics related to Idaho’s history, archaeology, architectural history, and historic preservation.Preservation50-logo-archaeologist

If you are interested in hosting or organizing an event please contact us via email.

If you would like to see a program or event in your community please let us know so we can help coordinate.


Download a copy of the 2016 bochure


For more information contact the Idaho State Historical Society 208-334-3847, email 

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