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The first virtual Wine, Eats and Artifacts offered behind the scenes looks at the Old Pen, shared little known facts and highlighted the significance of the iconic tower. If you missed the live event, you may see the recording here.

We missed seeing our friends and supporters in-person this year but are thankful for the tremendous support we received from across the state and from individuals who haven’t participated in the event previously. We plan to connect virtually again next year as a complement to our in-person event.

We’re excited to share the restoration process of the Tower with you when it begins. It will be fascinating to work with specialized craftsman as they restore the Tower to Secretary of the Interior preservation standards. Pease follow the Idaho State Historical Society’s Facebook page for progress updates.

We are humbled by the wonderful community effort to save the iconic and historic Guard Tower 1 at the Old Idaho Penitentiary!

  2019 by Foundation for Idaho History