Southern Idaho Rural Development is a proud supporter of Idaho History and Historical Preservation, through our membership and participation in the following organizations, projects and committees. Each of these organizations and projects highlights the efforts of many early founders in our state; too many to name individually but each could be featured by their individual community on Idaho Day or during
- Idaho Heritage Trust Branch Advisory Committee
- Preservation Idaho Board of Directors
- Idaho Heritage
- Rogerson, ID Hotel Salvage Project (Completed!)
- Hollister, ID Bank / Hotel Historical Preservation Project
- Three Creek, ID Store Historical Preservation Project
- Rogerson, ID School Historical Presentation Project
- Schubert Theatre in Gooding, ID Restoration Project
From Idaho State Historical Society’s page, featuring Idaho Day 2016, helping them spread the word!
2016 Idaho Day
Get ready for Idaho Day, March 4, 2016!
Last year there were great community programs across the state celebrating Idaho Day. On March 4, 2016, communities will again come together and celebrate their part of Idaho. Check out theConnect, Discover, and Educatepages for social media, travel, and education ideas to get you started.
Our theme for 2016 is Idaho Heroes: Past and Present
- Start thinking about your favorite Idaho heroes and the impact they have made on you and your community. They can be historical to contemporary figures who have made a difference. A few suggestions to get you started:
- Abraham Lincoln,
- Cecil Andrus,
- Veterans and/or currently serving military members,
- Public servants such as firefighters, policemen, and teachers,
- Or anyone who has inspired you!
Show your love of Idaho with IdaBlue
- Wear the state flag color of royal blue at your favorite Idaho spot and share the picture with #myidaho, #idablue, or #idahohero. We would love to see how creative everyone can be with their IdaBlue outfits!
- This year, the nation is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act!
- In celebration of the occasion, the lamp posts surrounding the Idaho State Capitol building have banners that highlight Idaho properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places from each of the state’s 44 counties.
- There are over 5,000 properties in Idaho listed in the National Register of Historic Places. To learn more, take a stroll around the Statehouse to get a preview and clickhere for information about the program and other listed properties.
Idaho Day at the Statehouse
The Idaho Statehouse has an exciting day planned in the Capitol building to celebrate Idaho Day on March 4 and everyone is invited!
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm
Location: Idaho Capitol building, First and Second floor Rotunda areas
Program includes performances by the Idaho Military and their Air Force Color Guard, Jena Carpenter, Longfellow Elementary, a guest speaker, and Proclamation reading by Governor CL “Butch” Otter.
Arrive early as both the House and Senate Chambers, located on the third floor of the Capitol building, are also recognizing Idaho Day with special programs starting at 11:00 am.
Across the State