Contributing to the Cause

IBHM has identified the following area of emphasis to work collaboratively to strengthen the Black Community in Idaho. Historically, Idaho served as a unique opportunity for Blacks and our efforts will help ensure this continues. Continuing to contribute to the unique social fabric of Idaho. Using history and present day to illustrate how the Black Community is affected, and in many cases, the contrast between Idaho and national history.

Areas of Emphasis Within Our State :

K-12 Education
Criminal Justice Reform
Community Discussions
Corporate Diversity
Community/Police Relations

This list will grow and evolve, but this is where we will begin. I thank you for your continued support of Idaho Black History Museum's mission.
P. Thompson
IBHM Board President and Executive Director

Hours: Wednesday 5:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday Friday Saturday 11am-4pm


Please for any question or request email us at:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Housed in the historic St. Paul Baptist Church building and located in Boise Julia Davis Park. The museum presents exhibits and provides educational and community outreach programs including lectures, films, workshops, literacy programs, and musical performances.

The museum's purpose is to build bridges between cultures to explore issues that affect Americans of all cultures and ethnicity. Come by today.

508 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, ID, 83702
Telephone Number: 208-789-2164

Saturday hours 11am - 4pm

All other days closed

Change of operational hours, new exhibit, zoom calls, and podcast

Out of concern of spiking Covid cases the Idaho Black History Musem is moving to Saturday only, hours 11am - 4pm, with the maximum number of people allowed in the museum at one time capped at 12. Tuesday through Friday 10am - 3pm will be made available for zoom talks, presentations, class discussions etc.

To schedule contact is via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Installation of next exhibit 10/19 :
Tulsa, not an isolated incident
Race riots in America

Generously donated and printed by HP

Accompanying podcast by Thomas Albritton

“Violence against Blacks in America is woven into the fabric of American history. From slave markets to lynching, whipping, burning, family separation, and rape race riots continued the long tradition of violence against Blacks. Six of the most violent race riots took place during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Colfax Louisiana (1873), Wilmington, North Carolina (1898), Atlanta, Georgia (1906), Elaine, Arkansas (1919), Tulsa, Oklahoma (1921), and Rosewood, Florida (1923) with an approximate combined death total between 600 and 1100 Blacks.”

Tours available for your organization by appointment. Please call or email.

Rental: Use the facility for your next event.
Rental Fee: $250
Contact Us for details


Your donation allows the museum to keep its doors open and host events. Your support is appreciated.

Volunteers: The IBHM is always seeking volunteers. Contact us if you are interested in volunteering(click to submit inquiry).

IBHM Board Members:
Cherie Buckner-Webb
Cammas Freeman
Phillip Thompson
Nicholas Jones
Mark Goforth
Sandi Mesenhimer
Elmer Turner
Kevin Archangel

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