The Idaho Heritage Barns register has been established with barns and agricultural outbuildings that are already listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Additional barns can be recorded on a streamlined data form. The modified form is available on the website and includes illustrations of architectural features and terminology for easy use in recording the structures, as well as who to contact for for technical assistance. You can help by downloading and filling out the form for barns in your county.
39th Annual Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony in Boise
Since 1977, Preservation Idaho has hosted the annual 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.
The awards ceremony will take place May 21st at the Historic Ada County Courthouse.
Luncheon tickets are no longer available. Tickets to attend the awards ceremony only will be available at the door for $10.
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.
Who knew that plagerism, the creation of Morrison-Knudson, and Boise's New York canal were all connected to the Footes? Link to the article here:
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 »