Goodbye Gibson: Celebrating Funeral Home Architecture & the History of Undertaking in Boise
Join Preservation Idaho, July 24th, in sending off the historic Gibson Funeral Home, slated for demolition in 2016, in style.
Historian Amy Pence-Brown will lecture at 12 PM on the history of the funeral home as an uniquely American architectural style and the history of undertakers and undertaking in Boise. A self-guided tour will follow 1-4 PM.
Join Idaho Modern for our summer time lunch and learn lecture series. All talks will begin at noon at City Hall on the third floor. They are free, with a suggested donation of $1. Bring your own lunch and learn more about modern architecture and design.
The first lecture is June 22 : Making The Castle House
Upcoming lecture dates and topics are: July 27 - Spanning Time: The History of Broadway Ave. by Barbara Perry Bauer and August 24 - Idaho Modern Field Guide Debut by the Mod Squad
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.
The Idaho Business Review has a great article on the important events that contributed to the development of Boise as we know it. The article explains the true history behind Wallace Stegner's iconic book, "Angle of Repose", the history of Arthur and Mary Foote, and highlights a project to create an interpretive center on the site where their beautiful lava rock home stood.
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 »