Idaho Heritage Trust

Serving all Idahoans by preserving our cultural legacy.

The Idaho Heritage Trust preserves Idaho’s rich cultural history by providing grants and technical assistance to preservationists in every nook and cranny of the Gem State. Our grassroots efforts on behalf of all Idahoans honor the legacy of our ancestors, enrich our present, and ensure our collective heritage will be enjoyed for generations to come.

Heritage Highlights

Max Black In Memorium

  It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the passing of one of our beloved Trustees, Mr. Max Black. …

The Two Burials of Uncle Ben’s Leg

There is plenty of spooky history haunting Idaho’s outer reaches. From phantom footsteps and voices in the Shoshone Ice Caves …

The History of Cooks Cabin Lives Through Backcountry Blaze

Wildfires throughout North America, taking lives and endangering countless more, ruining livelihoods, and destroying utterly irreplaceable pieces of our past. …

Reading Between the Walls: Lessons Learned from the Award-Winning Restoration of The Mission of the Sacred Heart to the Coeur d’Alene

As many of you know, The Mission of the Sacred Heart is Idaho’s oldest intact building, one of our most …

Fund your Project

Learn about our grant program and apply today!

Technical Assistance

Enlist the help of our preservation experts.


View a comprehensive list of IHT’s projects and an interactive map of historic sites across Idaho.

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