Idaho State Historical Society


The Idaho State Historical Society is a state agency providing essential services to Idahoans through education, stewardship of cultural resources and objects, historic preservation, and records management. We seek to inspire, enrich and engage all Idahoans by leading the state in preserving, sharing, and using history and cultural resources relevant to today to inform and influence the future. Created as a state agency 102 years ago, the Society has strategically deployed its historic resources to benefit Idahoans through public programs in education, preservation, and technical assistance.

Making Connections between people, knowledge and powerful ideas will build our story of Idaho’s diverse heritage and expand our reach together.

Whether you are an historian, archaeologist, teacher, student, community leader, museum professional or volunteer, amateur preservationist or simply a local history buff we invite you to attend Idaho's Heritage Conference.

Past Conference Photos & Quotes