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Commemorative Tributes to Roosevelt's 1937 Visit to Boise to be Unveiled

Read North End Resident David Klinger's Idaho Statesman article on commemoration of FDR's trip to Boise.  


The VAMC Surgeon's Quarters Open House is a Success!

The Fort Boise Surgeon's Quarters Restoration/Rehabilitation is complete and the building will stand for another 100 years!

Over 200 people attended the Open House on Saturday, August 5th.  They toured the building and heard about the history of the building and the rehabilitation work from project leader John Bertram.  Preservation Idaho partnered with VAMC Administration and, led by John, gathered funds, construction material, craftsmen, and stories during the one-year project.   Read more »

Preservation Idaho's New Website is ready to launch!

Our new website is going live in July!   We love our current website but, as it ages, we have lost some functionality.

The new website will offer a new look and new content.

We love everything historic......but somethings need to stay updated!

Thank you for growing with us.  Watch for more updates.

Orchids & Onions Awards in Ketchum on May 20th/Tickets Available

Read about this year's winners and losers in the Idaho Statesman using this link.

Our Annual Signature Event will be held this Saturday at The Community Library in Ketchum, Idaho.

We recognize outstanding preservation projects and Preservationists from around the state.

Help us recognize their efforts and support advocacy in action!


You Can Still Support Preservation Idaho on Idaho Gives Day- Donate Today!

Idaho Gives Day was May 4th but you can still donate.  It's a great opportunity to support us and help us continue our eduation and advocacy work.

You can view the wonderful video from Boise City Arts & History and Videographer Guy Hand on the move of the Jones House to its new location and read more about our important work.  Members will get to tour the completely rehabilitated home later this year!

Here is the link to our donation page.  We hope you will take a look at consider a donation. Read more »

Boise School District's Bond Passed. Now the work begins!

Boise School District's bond was passed on March 14th.  The approval of a $172 million dollar program will fund improvements at over 20 campuses. Preservation Idaho supports the work of the school district and our goal now is to work with them to ensure that Boise's precious historic schools are preserved and remodeled sensitively so that their significant characteristics remain intact and future generations of students can continue to walk campuses whose buildings reflects the past AND the future. Read more »

Advocacy In Action: Agriculture and Development in Idaho and How Spaulding Ranch Fits In

This recent article in Boise Weekly by Harrison Berry highlights the "fight" to preserve open space in Boise and around the state and, in particular, looks at the future of Spaulding Ranch.  Preservation Idaho has pushed to be involved and stay involved in the decisions that are being made as to how to use the property for the good of the city.  Maintenance of the buildings, the trees, and the historic stone fence along Cole Road are all issues that are up for discussion. Read more »

A Tour of 4 Historic Idaho Cemeteries: Liz Greene

We are delighted that Liz's interest has become a Guest Blog for Preservation Idaho.

Here's One Way To Save Historic Buildings!!

Read How One Portland Neighborhood Banded Together To Save An Important Landmark.

The Ocobock Mansion, with a long and interesting history, was headed for demoliton before a Northeast Portland Neighborhood got involved.

The 1913 Mansion was a fixture in Portland's African-American community and it is rumored that Martin Luther King visited the house in 1961.

It's also a story of how buildings in the National Register of Historic Places can be taken off the Register and demolished!  Read more »

The "Angle of Repose House" in Idaho - The Foote Park Project

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. Read more »

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