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:

Envisioning Idaho: Idaho Women Writers, Poets, & Artist

Idaho women have made significant contributions to literature and the arts throughout Idaho history. Their creative expressions have touched politics, education, the economy, and the women’s rights and suffrage movement. This exhibit supports Idaho Women 100, a year-long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and efforts to advance women’s leadership and civic engagement throughout the state. The women artists featured here created writings, drawings, paintings, poems, and works in other mediums. Today, we appreciate these pieces for their intrinsic value and for the opportunity they provide to connect with Idaho history.  This exhibit will be open until 10/03/2020.