#IdahoGive   May 7th-We are a Part!

Each year, #IdahoGives is a one day giving event that encourages people to give locally to nonprofits.  Idaho City has TWO non-profits that are participating this year.  One is US!! and the other is Mountain Kids' Day Camp.  Would you consider donating and supporting us this year on MAY 7th, as Idahoans join together to encourage those that are giving back to our state.  You can find us at www.IdahoGives.com or by clicking the link below.  You will notice that two items come up for Idaho City Historical Foundation.  They are both us, one is pretty, one is not.  Not sure why, maybe we are just doubly awesome?  

Online fundraising for Buildings: Saving them so they don't become history!

Joining together for a good cause: Welcome to the Idaho City Historical Foundation's Website.

For over 50 years, we have worked to preserve and present the history of the fabled Boise Basin. The Idaho City Historical Foundation, Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the State of Idaho on September 4, 1958. The first meeting of the Foundation was held on September 23, 1958. At that meeting the by-laws were adopted and the first board of directors and officers were elected. Have you ever thought about how much you could change things just by volunteering? Become a member.

One of the important functions of the Foundation from the beginning was the operation of the Boise Basin Museum in the old James Pinney post office building at the corner of Montgomery and Wall Streets in Idaho City. You can learn more about this exciting museum and about our other historic properties by clicking on the "Our Properties" tab at the top to the left.


Over the years, the Foundation has acquired interests in several other historically significant properties, which are also detailed on our "properties" page. These include the Territorial Penitentiary, the Smoke Jumpers' Park, the John Brogan Memorial Park, the Pon Yam House, the Strauss House, the Judge Halley House, and the Galbreaith House.