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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 almost 30 years!  Please join us in the celebration by attending one of our sponsored events.

May 2018: Story Telling

2018 IAHPM PosterThe theme for the 2018 Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month focuses on “Story Telling”.   The world around us is full of stories. From the smallest arrow point, to the largest historic buildings, our cultural resources tell the stories of Idaho, its peoples, and its history. These are the things that remind us of our past, which have helped shape who we are now and what we will become in the future. Some of this year’s special events will include regional oral history workshops, a guided bike ride along the Route of the Hiawatha, a guided archaeological tour of the Idaho National Laboratory, and the annual Archaeology Fair in Boise.

Events are planned throughout Idaho during May and cover topics related to Idaho’s history, archaeology, architectural history, and historic preservation.


Download the 2018 Schedule of Events


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.

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

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