The history programs document, collect, and preserve vital historical information about the city from which interpretive programming, communication tools, publications, heritage tourism opportunities, festivals, and other initiatives emerge.

A&H joins city departments, local agencies, businesses, non-profits, and Boise State University to identify and implement policies, projects, and programs that support the city's strategic initiatives to promote and celebrate local history.

PRESERVE the place of history in Boise's community through local advocacy and partnership with other organizations.

PROMOTE Boise's historic and cultural landmarks by encouraging education, outreach, and cultural tourism.

DOCUMENT ways to incorporate history in future city projects, programs, and policies.

COLLECT the city's history by preserving oral, written, and visual documents and material culture.

CELEBRATE historic and cultural events, and make it easy for community members to appreciate Boise's heritage.