Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month

May is Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month

Presentation at the Salmon Grange, Tuesday, May 12, at 7:00 PM:

“Weird Dam Stories!”

by Jamee Fiore, Idaho State Historical Society

Free of Charge

(from the Idaho State Historical Society Website):

June 1915, Arrowrock Dam

Photo Credit: Bureau of Reclamation

Each year the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office organizes and promotes statewide opportunities for the public to learn about Idaho archaeology, history and historic preservation.  The Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month program is a celebration of everything dealing with Idaho’s archaeology and history.  Events, presentations and programs have been reaching all corners of the state for over 25 years.  Please join us in the celebration by attending one of our sponsored events.

2015 Theme: A River Ran Through It

As residents of the west, we know that our livelihood depends on water. This year we honor the centennial of the completion of Arrowrock Dam and the influence of historic dams and water throughout the state. Though often a topic of debate, dams provide reservoirs for the benefit of agriculture, recreation, hydroelectric power, and flood control. Additionally, dams have played an integral role in the development and sustainability of Idaho. The subject of the poster is Arrowrock Dam following its completion in 1915. The group of onlookers views the tallest dam in the world on that date. 

Join us as we offer programs about historic dams and the influence of water in Idaho history. The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) will present a history of Arrowrock Dam as seen through a collection of historic photographs. Events also cover other topics related to Idaho’s history, archaeology, architectural history, and historic preservation.

For additional programs and locations, visit the Idaho State Historical Society Website