Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month, held in May each year, is an opportunity for the public to learn about Idaho's past. There are many events, including presentations, workshops and tours. The Idaho State Historic Preservation Office is the coordinating agency for Idaho Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month. If you would like additional information, please call the Idaho State Historical Society at (208) 334-3847, or visit its website: http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-archaeology-and-historic-preservation-month.
The Idaho Military History Museum was opened in 1995 by the Idaho Military Historical Society. It has exhibits and artifacts from all areas of Idaho military service, including the Idaho Air and Army National Guard, Mountain Home Air Force Base, and the United States Marines and Navy. For more information, call (208) 272-4841, or go to http://museum.mil.idaho.gov/.
Old Idaho Penitentiary is maintained by the Idaho State Historical Society. This prison, opened in 1872, saw 13,000 prisoners pass through its doors while it was still in operation. Today, it is open daily to visitors. To learn more about tours of this and other historic Idaho sites, call (208) 334-2844 or visit http://history.idaho.gov/old-idaho-penitentiary.
Herrett Center for Arts and Sciences has a permanent jungle archaeology exhibit. It replicates a scientific field station in the Central American jungle. Kids can view live jungle wildlife and play with the interactive displays. The museum also offers other natural history exhibits and special programs for schools. For more information, visit the website: http://www.csi.edu/herrett.