July 20, 2022
Contact: Katherine Kirk, Executive Director, Idaho Heritage Trust
Phone: (208) 579-2382
The Idaho Heritage Trust Has a New Office in the Heart of Boise’s State Street Historic District
The Idaho Heritage Trust (IHT) has moved into part of the Governor John T. Morrison House at 211 W State Street, Boise, ID 83702, and this office will be IHT’s headquarters for the foreseeable future. The office will be open from 8AM-5PM, Monday through Friday by appointment only. To schedule a visit, send a message to email@example.com or call (208) 579-2382.
The historic Swiss chalet-style home was built in 1905 at the behest of John T. Morrison during his tenure as Idaho’s sixth governor. Governor Morrison and his wife Grace attended the opening of the Idaho Building at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exhibition in St. Louis Missouri. This experience must have made quite an impression on the Morrison’s, as they enlisted the Idaho Building’s architect, James Flood Walker, to build the house IHT occupies today. This is one of several of Walker’s projects to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Walker took inspiration for the chalet style from the earlier Idaho Building constructed for the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago.
IHT has received a warm welcome from fellow tenants Route Networking Group, an Idaho-based corporate and professional recruiting agency, and are excited to extend an equally warm welcome to visitors in comfortable, historic environs. IHT is also thrilled to be neighbors with fellow nonprofits the Idaho Community Foundation and Idaho Humanities Council with the shared goal of enriching the lives of our fellow Idahoans. IHT is excited for the collaborative opportunities that may arise due to this newfound proximity.
If you would like to spend even more time at the Governor Morrison House, the Idaho Heritage Trust is hiring a part-time Administrative Assistant to help with a variety of tasks related to protecting and preserving Idaho’s culture and history. This mission is primarily carried out through providing grant funding and technical assistance in communities large and small throughout the state. Over the past 30 years, IHT has awarded over 600 grants totaling more than $4.9 million, the majority of which occurred in communities of fewer 5,000 people.
Should you like to know more about this position, learn more about Idaho Heritage Trust and the work we do, or schedule a meeting at our new office, please refer to idahoheritagetrust.org, our Facebook page, or reach out directly to the email address or phone number listed above.