Lincoln Legacy Exhibition

Museums & Exhibits in Boise
Museums & Exhibits icon.

Unique items on exhibit at the Idaho State Archives include Lincoln’s signed appointment of the first territorial Chief Justice; Lincoln’s signed appointment of the second territorial Governor; Lincoln’s remarks to Congress in 1863 and 1864 reporting on the progress made in organizing the Idaho Territory; and the Order of Procession for the President’s funeral parade in Chicago on May 1, 1865, listing the Honorable William H. Wallace of Idaho Territory as a Member of Congress in attendance.

The collection is arguably the most significant grouping of contemporary artifacts ever assembled relating to the relationship of Abraham Lincoln and the Rocky Mountain West.  No institution, public or private, national or regional, can duplicate the 1,500 tangible objects, books, letters, photographs, publications, cartoons, relics, paintings, statuary, campaign mementos, association pieces and Lincoln family items now part of the collection of the Idaho State Archives.

Idaho State Historical Society

Things To Know

  • Please see website to confirm hours of operation.

Tips for Traveling in Idaho

There's so much to explore in Idaho, but where should you begin? Check out our weekly travel tips and start planning your next adventure.