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Member NewsletterJanuary 17th, 2011 Facebook Twitter Flickr

In this issue:

  • President’s Letter

  • Sweet on Idaho

  • First Thursday in February

  • Annual Meeting

  • 34th Annual Orchids
    & Onions

  • Preservation Idaho Launches New Blog!

  • New Committee for Mid-Century Modern Architecture

  • New Interpretive Exhibit at Rock Creek Station

  • Boise Architecture Project

  • Unsure of Your Membership Status?

  • Contribute Monthly

  • Shaping Boise Booklet

Happy New Year!

Dear Members:

In the final quarter of 2010, Preservation Idaho held a successful annual fundraiser, the Heritage Homes Tour. Many thanks to board member Debby McClure and the members of the Events Committee! To kick off the new year, we held a Member Holiday Celebration, organized by the Membership Committee and hosted by Betty Munis and David New at their home on Warm Springs Avenue. We look forward to our First Thursday in February event and a “sweet” fundraiser at the Idaho Candy Company. We were also pleased to add a new board member in December—Carol McCoy Brown of Cascade.

Exhibit OverviewYour board held a strategic planning meeting in early November, led by expert process facilitator Mike Smith. He helped guide us in creating a five-year plan with goals, objectives and timelines. The jam-packed meeting left us with a strong focus for the coming year. A summation of the retreat will be included in our report at the annual meeting. The Advocacy Committee’s Modernism subcommittee is planning some exciting events for 2011, and the Main Street subcommittee is continuing its efforts to work toward a unified state organization. We are looking forward to a new subcommittee this year—with a focus on preservation of historic barns!

As I travel around the state, I still find it difficult to accept the loss of so many historic buildings. I hope when you remember the history we have lost, you will feel proud of your involvement in Preservation Idaho and the efforts we are making to advocate for the preservation of these structures and educate the public about their significance in our lives. Thank you for your continued support.


Mission Statement:
Preservation Idaho is dedicated to preserving
the state's historic and cultural treasures
through education and advocacy.
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Nancy Richardson
Nancy Richardson

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Sweet on Idaho: A Valentine’s Dinner and Fundraiser at the Idaho Candy Company

Guernsey Dairy Milk Depot, Boise

Friday, February 11th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Idaho Candy Company, 412 S 8th St, Boise

Special Member Pricing: $85/couple and $45/single
Regular ticket prices: $100/couple and $50/single.

Looking for something fun and different to do over the Valentine’s Day weekend? Preservation Idaho and the Idaho Candy Company are hosting a dinner and fundraiser at the Idaho Candy Company, located at 412 South 8th Street in Boise. The dinner will be followed by a tour of the facility and an opportunity for guests to make their own candy. An auction featuring fun and unique items will follow the dinner. Come and enjoy an evening with other history buffs and candy lovers!

** Register now with Special Member Pricing! **

Access to the Special Member Pricing is only available using the link above. This link will remain active until the event is sold out.

Don’t delay! Registration opens to the general public on January 20th.

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First Thursday in February

Old Boise National Bank BuildingThursday, February 3, 2011
805 Idaho Building
805 W Idaho St in Boise

5:00 - 9:00pm

Preservation Idaho presents the 805 Idaho Building. Join us for buiding tours, wine from Coiled Wines, snacks, and an introduction to Boise's newest restaurant, "Fork"

Bring your friends and encourage them to join us in preserving the future of Idaho's past.

Annual Meeting

Thursday, February 3, 2011
805 Idaho Building, 4th Floor
805 W Idaho St in Boise

6:00 - 6:30pm

In conjunction with First Thursday in February event.

Members only.

A review of our objectives for the coming year and beyond.

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34th Annual Orchids & Onions

Now accepting nominations!

Exhibit OverviewThis May, Preservation Idaho will host the 34th Annual Orchids and Onions Awards ceremony. Since 1977, the awards have recognized the best and worst of projects, programs, and individuals in the field of historic preservation in Idaho. But before any awards can be handed out, a nomination must be submitted. Find the 2011 nomination form (PDF) along with a list of past recipients at our website. Take advantage of this opportunity to publicize the success of the past year or to recognize an outstanding individual, organization, or project in your community. Nominations are due by March 11, 2011. The date and time of the awards ceremony will be announced in the March newsletter.

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Preservation Idaho Launches New Blog!

Look online for the latest addition to the Preservation Idaho website, a blog. Authored by Amy Pence-Brown, Tully, Gerlach, and Dan Everhart, the blog will serve as an informal dialogue between Preservation Idaho and its constituents, and will highlight advocacy issues, travel around the state, topics being researched, and other themes relevant to the general field of historic preservation. With regular updates from each contributor, you won’t want to miss a single post!

Read Dan’s first post...


New Committee for Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Troutner on the Bench

Preservation Idaho is excited to announce the formation of a new advocacy committee dedicated to the preservation of mid-century modern architecture! Many important structures of the recent past deserve attention. Through educational events, like tours, talks, and parties, the committee hopes to promote interest in topics such as historical styles, architects, social movements, and interior design since the 1950s. Stay tuned via the newsletter for word of the group’s official launch party this spring, followed by various events and myriad ways to get involved in the modern movement!

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Exhibit Overview

New Interpretive Exhibit at Rock Creek Station/Stricker Store and Home Site

An interpretive exhibit has recently been installed in the visitors’ center at the Rock Creek Station/Stricker Store and Home Site which is owned by the Idaho Historical Society and operated by the Friends of Stricker Ranch, Inc. Read more...

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Boise Architecture Project

Boise Architecture Project students at Cole School Rally in 2009The Boise Architecture Project is a student project associated primarily with the Advanced Placement U.S. History courses at Boise and Timberline High Schools in Boise. The BAP started in spring 2006 as a final assignment for the AP course and has expanded into a student-run preservation project featuring a website, volunteerism, and architectural and history research. Boise has a wonderfully diverse collection of architecture and these students have found that studying local architecture and history complements their studies. Read more...


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Unsure of Your Membership Status?

graphic We now have an online system where you can check your membership status and view past contributions. Get started!


Contribute Monthly

graphicDid you know that you can make a monthly contribution to Preservation Idaho? You decide how much and how often! Visit our donation page.

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Shaping Boise: A Selection of Boise’s Landmark Buildings

This booklet, released on Novemer 18, 2010, was funded in part through Boise’s 2008 Preserve America Grant. Boise was designated a Preserve America Community in 2005. Forward by Mayor Dave Bieter and Dan Everhart of Preservation Idaho.

Download a pdf of the booklet.

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