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:

Idaho Women in Government

Since gaining the right to vote in 1896, Idaho women have been involved in politics at local, state, and national levels. This temporary exhibit showcases just a few of those women who have taken on the unique challenges that come with running for, and serving, in elected office as a female. Original campaign materials, historic photos, and original documents help to highlight some of Idaho’s women in government, from U.S. Legislators to County Treasurers. This exhibit opens January 7, 2020 and closes March 31, 2020. It is free and open to the public during normal Research Center hours.