BOISE 150 presents us with an opportunity not only to commemorate and learn about our past, but to ask questions - such as, "How did Boise become a city?" or "What attracts people to this geographically remote, mid-sized American city?"We don't expect to find all the answers; however, in asking questions we can continually learn about the present and better navigate the future.
What's your Boise story? We are collecting real stories of real people that make up Boise's history. Whether you have lived here your whole life or are a recent transplant, your experience here is a valuable piece of our larger story. Read More>
A weekly portrait of Boise history to explore topics that range from architecture, historic businesses, forgotten crafts and infamous Boise residents.Read More>
In support of the BOISE 150 themes of COMMUNITY, EVNIRONMENT and ENTERPRISE, Public Works, in collaboration with United Water, Idaho Power and the Bureau of Reclamation examine the history, work, and accomplishments of Boise’s infrastructure over the last 150 years. Read More>
Explore Boise's growth & development through a 25-location virtual tour with modern panoramas and historic photographs, plats and maps. Read More>
On July 7, 1863, Boise was platted to include ten blocks, spllit evenly on each side of Main Street. Explore the history of the plat and traverse its boundaries with this walking tour brochure. Read More>
To learn more about Boise's history and to participate in documenting history today, see the Boise City Department of Arts & History's Boise Research Collection.
The City of Boise is dedicated to enhancing Boise's quality of life by working in
partnership with the community to foster and support citizen well being and healthy
The City's arts, culture, and history are integral parts of our everyday experience and a vivid expression of our diversity, depth, and dreams.
A partnership formed with the vision of preserving the Boise Foothills and trail
Ensures youth of Boise access to affordable, quality, and engaging out-of school
Idaho's premier family recreation center.
Identifies advantages of doing business in the City of Boise.
Explore our wild community, develop a sense of place, and discover the lessons in