Canyon County is asking for nominations of historic artifacts that will be used in a public display in the entryway of the new administration building, which is scheduled to open this summer.
The nominations can come from anyone – citizens, businesses, historic groups – and must represent a particular decade or era in Canyon County history. They can be photos, documents, family relics, or any other type of artifact that is symbolic of Canyon County and its rich 120 year history.
Once the nominations are received, they will be reviewed and vetted by the Canyon County Historic Preservation Commission. The Commission will then select approximately 15 finalists that will be used in a public display in the new Administration Building that will pay tribute to Canyon County’s industry, culture, and heritage.
Anyone interested in nominating an artifact can do so via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a picture and description of the artifact, along with the contact information for the person nominating it.
Please note that if your nomination is chosen as a finalist, you will be asked to donate the artifact to the Southwest Idaho Resource Conservation & Development Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and the value of the donation will be tax-deductible.
For additional information, please contact Canyon County Public Information Officer Joe Decker at (208) 455-6090.