The Idaho Heritage Trust Awards $214,525 to Preservation Projects Throughout Idaho

December 4, 2021
Contact: Katherine Kirk, Executive Director, Idaho Heritage Trust
Phone: (208) 549-1778

The Idaho Heritage Trust Awards $214,525 to Preservation Projects Throughout Idaho

BOISE – The Idaho Heritage Trust’s 2021 grant cycle concluded on November 12th with the Board of Trustees approval of $214, 525 in grant awards spread across 31 different preservation projects. These Heritage Grants, awarded annually, are the primary way in which IHT supports grassroots efforts to preserve and protect Idaho’s unique history and heritage, ensuring what we all love about Idaho persists for generations to come.
In cooperation with the Avista Corporate Fund for North Idaho, joint awards totaling $7,490 were granted to the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene and the White Spring Ranch Museum in Genesee. These projects were selected by board members following an application process and technical review by the State Historic Preservation Office and assessment by a regional volunteer committee.
This marked the first grant cycle for our new and improved online portal, which streamlined with the process both for grantees and our trustees. Following an organization’s application, a technical review of the proposed project was performed jointly by two of IHT’s Preservation Experts and the State Historic Preservation Office. The Trust’s Regional Volunteer Committees then assessed each project and presented them to our Board of Trustees for final approval. We had an abundance of worthy projects this year, and we would like to express a special thanks to our Regional Volunteers and Preservation Experts for their time and input.
The majority of grants awarded by the Idaho Heritage Trust help fund projects in communities of fewer than 5,000 people. “Every granting cycle gives us a chance to make a meaningful impact in every region of our state,” says Chairperson Donna Woolston. “Being able to support projects in both our cities and some of our smallest, most precious communities each year is a unique opportunity and privilege.” These projects often have an outsized impact on the residents of such communities by creating new jobs, stimulating heritage tourism, increasing civic pride, and providing a unique window into Idaho’s storied past.
You can learn more about our programs and past projects on our website, and you can keep find details on this year’s awardees and other interesting aspects of Idaho’s heritage on our Facebook page. Thank you again to all of our applicants for championing the protection and preservation of Idaho’s heritage.


Crane House Museum, Harrison $12,000
Human Rights Education Institute, Coeur d’Alene $6,500
Bellgrove Grange #369, Coeur d’Alene $12,000
Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, $7,500
1912 Center, Heart of the Arts, Inc., Moscow $8,000
White Spring Ranch Museum, Genesee $2,500
Modie Park, Lewiston $10,000
Spalding Presbyterian Church, Spalding $5,500
Historic Carpenter’s Shop, Central Idaho Historical Museum, McCall $4,250
Johnson Flying Service Hangar, McCall Youth Learning Aviation Fund, McCall $4,500
Historic Harper Cabin, Snake River Heritage Center, Weiser $4,000
Historic Stamp Mill in Brogan Park, Idaho City Historical Foundation, Idaho City $5,000
Marsing Train Depot, Owyhee County Historical Museum, Murphy $3,000
Glenns Ferry Historical Museum, Glenns Ferry $7,000
19th Century Train Car, Cassia County Historical Museum, Burley $3,000
Yearbooks, Albion Normal School, ASN/SICE Alumni Association, Albion $750
Howell’s Opera House, Oakley Valley Arts Council, Oakley $12,000
Brady Chapel, City of Pocatello $5,000
Fashion Cleaners Neon Sign, Historic Old Town Pocatello $3,000
Abigail Starbuck Coffin Cabin/Hunt DUP Cabin, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Downey $8,000
Just Homestead, Presto Preservation Association, Firth $7,500
Butte County WPA Fairgrounds Grandstands, Arco $12,000
Stanley Museum, Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association, Stanley $12,000
Red Baron Hangar, Idaho Falls Airport Association, Idaho Falls $15,000
Trinity United Methodist Church, Idaho Falls $10,000
Romance Theater, City of Rexburg $8,000
Labor Camp, Caldwell Housing Authority $10,000
Horse Barn, Schick Ostolasa Farmstead, Dry Creek Historical Society, Ada County $2,500
Tuttle House, St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral, Boise $10,000
The Bishops’ House, Friends of the Bishops’ House, Boise $2,500
Basque Documentaries, Basque Museum & Cultural Center, Boise $1,500

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