Last updated: 2/2/2011
Boise, Idaho
Street Address
508 Julia Davis Drive
Boise, ID 83702
Mailing Address
508 Julia Davis Drive
Boise, ID 83702
phone: 208-433-0017
e-mail: info@ibhm.org
web: www.ibhm.org
Hours
Sunday, Saturday11 AM - 4 PM
Tours by appointment
Admissions
FREE ADMISSION
Services
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Description

The Idaho Black History Museum has compiled a collection of books illustrating various aspects of the Black experience. These books include fiction and nonfiction works available to the public.

The Idaho Black History Museum, founded in 1995, builds bridges between cultures, breaks down barriers and provides a safe haven to explore the African American experience through the education of all people on African Merican history, culture and art with emphasis in Idaho. The 'Invisble Idahoan: 200 Years of Blacks in Idaho' is the current exhibit sharing the contribution of African Americans to Idahos history.

History

The Idaho Black History Museum was founded on March 10, 1995 and is presently housed in the 1921 constructed former St. Paul Baptist Church in Julia Davis Park in Boise, Idaho. The building was put on the National Register of Historical Places in 1982.

Artifact Collections

Exhibits from 1999-2005

Research Collections

Oral History collections from 1999-2005

Educational Programs

Intern program, Summer stories for children 3-7, Book Discussion group, Oral history program, school group program, Kwanzaa for Kids, Gospel Music Worlshop, Juneteenth, Museum comes a live in the park.

Governance

Non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with a Board of Directors and an Executive Director of the Museum.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No

Publications

Quarterly newspaper

  • Legacy
  • ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Services

    Special Event Rental

    Group Tours

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