Are you a school teacher looking for a unique field trip about the history of Boise? Check out WalkAbout Boise For Kids!
Preservation Idaho is happy to be offering one-of-a-kind field trips for school classes kindergarten through high school looking to learn more about Idaho history. Our student-focused walking tours last about 1 hour and tell the story of Boise through our buildings. Tour content is given at the appropriate level for the age of the students.
Members are the backbone of our organization. Many of the programs and events we host, such as our popular Heritage Home Tour, would not be possible without the continued financial support of our members.
Consider becoming a member of Preservation Idaho and get discounts for our summer ArchWalk series and a subscription to our monthly e-newsletter.
Since November of 2012, the landmark Spaulding Ranch on Boise’s West Bench has been a site of concern to Preservation Idaho. Threatened with subdivision and tract housing development despite its status as a Boise City Historic District and its listing in the National Register of Historic Places, the 20 acre property has recently won an unexpected reprieve.
Since 1977, Preservation Idaho has hosted the annual Orchids & Onions Awards, a ceremony designed to celebrate those individuals and organizations that have made a positive contribution to historic preservation, and in turn, to bring awareness to those projects which have shown an insensitivity to historic preservation. Read more »
For 40 years, Preservation Idaho has worked to protect historic places of significance to Idahoans. Though at times limited in its ability to affect real change outside of the Treasure Valley, Preservation Idaho has worked across the state in small ways and large to preserve the architecture and history that makes Idaho unique. Read about some of our past efforts »
Across the state of Idaho, individual landmarks, significant landscapes, and historic districts are threatened by neglect, development, inappropriate alterations, and a lack of knowledge about the importance of historic places. Preservation Idaho works to answers these threats through advocacy and education, but we cannot do it alone. Read more »