Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Preservation Idaho

  • Boise, ID
  • http://www.preservationidaho.org

Mission Statement

The Idaho Historic Preservation Council (IHPC) was established in 1972 by a group of Idahoans concerned with the alarming rate at which historic sites and resources in Idaho were being lost. These individuals wanted to create an organization that could help the members of the public unite to work towards the preservation of these resources. Today, the IHPC receives the support of over 250 individuals, corporations and foundations as it continues the mission of its founders and advocates heritage education and preservation issues throughout the State of Idaho. Preservation Idaho is the vision on the IHPC in the new millennium. With mounting pressure from new growth issues and a continuously growing and changing population in the state, it is now more necessary than ever to preserve historic and cultural resources, to promote the smart re-use of historic facilities and to educate the community-at-large of the value of Idaho heritage.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Orchids & Onions
  3. Heritage Homes Tour
  4. Idaho Modern
  5. Boise Architecture Project
  6. ArchWalks

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Service Areas

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Idaho

ruling year

1973

Principal Officer

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Mr. James Hopper

Keywords

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idaho,historic,preservation,history,buildings,renovation,endangered,heritage education,boise

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Also Known As

Preservation Idaho

EIN

23-7225385

 Number

6763128247

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Below are just some of the programs, designed to enhance the quality of life of Idahoans administered by the Council: The Bown House Preservation Idaho is pleased to partner with the Boise School District to offer the Bown House, a living history education center, to 4th grade students in the Boise School District. In this sandstone home built in by Idaho pioneers 1879, students are transported back to the 1890's to experience the life as children of that time. Six rooms, each with its own activity, guide the children through the family events in the parlor, the daily chores in and around the kitchen, the decisions of the farm and finances, the geography of the Oregon Trail, the innovations in communication and media and a day in the life of a one-room schoolhouse. ArchWalks The ArchWalk program is designed to take time to look at the buildings with which we interact every day. In doing so, one learns about the architecture, history and notoriety of local buildings and neighborhoods. In addition, the Council has created a format, which outlying communities can use to initiate ArchWalks in their hometowns. Orchids & Onions Awards Every year, the IHPC hosts the Orchids and Onions awards, an awards 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. Idaho's 10 Most Endangered Sites The key to saving threatened sites in Idaho lies in communicating the threat to the public and trying to work as a community to save the threatened structures. The Endangered Sites list is the key tool in attempting to save Idaho treasures from extinction. Friends of Idaho Preservation Network A tool designed to enhance communication between enthusiasts and professionals alike, the Friends Network is a way to keep the entire state aware of the threats to even the most remote of Idaho's communities.

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Program 2

Orchids & Onions

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.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$3750

Program 3

Heritage Homes Tour

Since 2003, the annual Heritage Homes Tour features select homes in various historic residential areas of Boise. The purpose of this tour is to promote public awareness of Boise's rich heritage of buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$23,250

Program 4

Idaho Modern

Idaho Modern was founded in 2010 to promote the appreciation and awareness of mid-century, modernist, and recent past architecture and design in Idaho through education and advocacy. Idaho Modern's signature event is the Modern Masters lecture series.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1500

Program 5

Boise Architecture Project

The Boise Architecture Project started as a student project associated primarily with the Advanced Placement U.S. History courses at Boise and Timberline High Schools. Begun in the spring of 2006, the BAP was initally a final assignment for the AP course which later expanded into a student run documentation project featuring a website, volunteerism, and architectural and historical research. BAP’s mission has been for students to learn about local history, understand and appreciate different architectural styles and their connection to history, and contribute their research to the community of Boise. As an extension of this program, Preservation Idaho is working to expand the opportunity to submit buildings to the BAP users in Idaho and beyond. Our goal is to eventually expand the statewide reach of the program as the Idaho Architecture Project.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$120

Program 6

ArchWalks

The ArchWalk program is designed educate individuals about the architecture, history and notoriety of downtown Boise buildings and neighborhoods.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$150

Service Areas

Self-reported

Idaho

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Preservation Idaho

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Principal Officer

Mr. James Hopper

BIO

James Hopper, a native Idahoan and descendant of Idaho pioneer family, received his B.A. from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Prior to his work with the Council he served as the Director of Development for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, where he assisted in a 5 million dollar campaign to build a permanent Amphitheater and Reserve on 12 acres of reclaimed industrial land along the Boise River. In recent years he has been involved with several preservation organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the Boise City Historic Preservation Commission (Boise, ID) and the Aurora Colony Historical Society (Aurora, OR).

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