Preserving the historic fabric of Idaho for our State's Bicentennial in 2090
through a program of grants and technical assistance.
$25 for 25 years of the Idaho Heritage Trust.
A great gift for those who love Idaho history.
In commemoration of the Trust's first 25 years, we published a beautiful photo-book highlighting 150 historic preservation projects around the state from all 44 counties. The Trust has provided technical assistance and/or grants to more than 500 historic buildings listed in the appendix.
Books can now be purchased online!
This summer they will also be available in museums and state parks around Idaho.
The Idaho Heritage Trust needs your help as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The Act has transformed the face of communities all across Idaho and America as it established the standards and incentives to preserve historic buildings, landscapes, and archaeology. Learn More
Consider making a donation to the Idaho Heritage Trust!
Founded in 1989, the Idaho Heritage Trust began as a lasting
legacy of the Centennial Celebration of 1990.
Funded more than 400 projects totaling over $3 million
in grants and technical architectural, engineering and
Provided grants and technical assistance in every county
Awarded more than 66% of grants to communities
of 5,000 or less.
Idaho’s Bicentennial in 2090 will be the pinnacle milestone for the Idaho Heritage Trust. A century of preservation will take center stage for a new generation to visit in celebration. 1989 - 2090 Timeline
For the generations of tomorrow...
funds generated by the red, white and blue license plate support historic preservation throughout Idaho. Fifty cents from each standard Idaho plate goes into an endowment fund. The earnings from the fund, in partnership with money from the local community, supports historic buildings, sites and artifact collections throughout Idaho.
The Board of Trustees of the Idaho Heritage Trust, our grantees and supporters want to thank the Idaho State Legislature for continued support of the Idaho Heritage Trust endowment. Their leadership demonstrates the importance of preserving the pages of history for the generations of tomorrow. These buildings, artifacts and sites embody the everyday lives, triumphs and tragedies of our people. They have borne witness to our lives and through these shared memories we can better see our way forward.