2014 IAS Project: Fort Boise Excavation

IAS is working in a partnership with Preservation Idaho to conduct an archaeological excavation project at Historic Fort Boise from June 9 – 13th.  Fort Boise, one of the oldest historic sites in the State of Idaho and the historical reason for the founding of the City of Boise, faces significant challenges as the federal agency to which its care has been entrusted struggles with choices of how to best balance the physical requirements of the historic site with the healthcare needs of veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the VA Medical Center (VAMC), in Boise, is working towards incorporating historic resources into its master growth plan. Without such an effort, the VAMC could incrementally obscure one of the most important National Register-listed historic districts in the western United States.  For more information regarding this effort, click here

Update: All volunteer opportunities are full (June 3, 2014)

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