Exhibit Opening - Faces of the Idaho State Penitentiary
Join us Saturday, January 12 for the opening of our new exhibit Faces of the Idaho State Penitentiary. Refreshments and self-guided tours of the site will be available between 6pm and 9pm (last admission 8:15pm).
This exhibit explores the untold and often overlooked stories of people of color, different religions, various ethnic backgrounds, and more. While the Idaho State Penitentiary population was predominately white men, diversity has always existed in Idaho. We hope to demonstrate that everyone who visits will be able to see a part of their own past in this exhibit.
Highlights of Faces include inmates from each of the 50 states, inmates from 45 different countries, as well as the history of religious persecution and other discrimination in Idaho.
This exhibit and grand opening is recommended for ages 13+ due to mature content. Parental discretion is advised. Visitors are encouraged to dress for the weather. The new exhibit is located indoors, but the site will be open for self-guided tours.
Old Idaho Penitentiary (View)
2445 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712-8254
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|