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Esto Perpetua honorees to be celebrated for their commitment to preserving Idaho’s heritage

By: - May 12, 2022 4:05 am
Esto Perpetua Awards

Nine individuals and two organizations will be recognized by the Idaho State Historical Society for their commitment to preserving and promoting Idaho’s history and heritage, according to a press release. (Courtesy of the Idaho State Historical Society)

Nine individuals and two organizations will be recognized by the Idaho State Historical Society for their commitment to preserving and promoting Idaho’s history and heritage, according to a press release.

The Esto Perpetua award, which gets its name from the state’s motto, has been given to more than 100 organizations and people throughout the state since its inception in 1999, the press release said. This year’s awardees were nominated by their peers, and the historical society’s board of trustees selects the recipients each year.

“Each recipient has demonstrated a truly exceptional level of achievement in their efforts to preserve a part of Idaho’s heritage,” said Janet Gallimore, executive director of the historical society, in the press release.

This year’s Esto Perpetua awardees include:

  • Bill Scudder, Kingston
  • Coeur d’Alene Press, Coeur D’Alene
  • Dulce Kersting-Lark, Moscow
  • Ryan Hatfield, Council
  • TAG Historical Research & Consulting, Boise
  • Don Aslett, Pocatello
  • Richard L. Hansen, Pocatello
  • Stephanie Palagi, Pocatello
  • Brandi Burns, Island Park
  • Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls
  • Robert Hoff, Idaho Falls

The awardees will be celebrated during a ceremony that’s open to the public on June 6 at the Idaho State Museum. The doors open at 5 p.m., and the program begins at 5:30 p.m. Go to history.idaho.gov/esto to learn more about the event and to purchase tickets.

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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.

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