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Temporary Exhibits

Temporary Exhibits at the Idaho State Archives

The temporary exhibition space is located in the Merle W. Wells Research Center at the Idaho State Archives. The exhibits in this space are curated and assembled by Archives staff to showcase the unique materials within our collections and educate visitors on various topics. The exhibit is rotated approximately three times a year, with each display in place for about three months. To encourage further research on the selected topics, Archives staff also assemble a collection of related readings available in the research center. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal business hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00am-4:00pm.

Featured Exhibit:

Leading the Way: Idaho Women and the Vote

This exhibit highlights women whose work led to Idaho amending its Constitution to allow women to vote in 1896, as well as those who pushed for Idaho’s ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920 that granted national suffrage. The efforts of women to secure these constitutional amendments illustrate persistence, perseverance, determination, and leadership among women in Idaho’s history. This exhibit supports the Idaho Women 100 Initiative. This exhibit is based on collections held by the Idaho State Archives and admission to the exhibit is free to the public Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm. A digital exhibit featuring content from Leading the Way: Idaho Women and the Vote can be viewed here.


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