Maureen Lavelle, History Programs Manager

Maureen Lavelle (she/her) is responsible for developing opportunities to learn about and engage with Boise’s unique history. Through research and community partnerships, she and her team facilitate interpretation of Boise history, the Fettucine Forum lecture series, walking tours, history exhibits, artifact collections, oral history projects, and more.

From an early age, Maureen’s family helped cultivate a life-long curiosity for history, government, and community responsibility. Family road trips often took her to obscure historic sites across the country, seeding a passion for experiential learning. Maureen holds a master's in Public History from West Virginia University and began her career in public history with the National Park Service. She has served as a park ranger at five parks, including Civil War battlefields, a very remote Cold War missile silo, and the breathtaking deserts of Death Valley.

Maureen’s intention as a public historian is to highlight the powerful connections between the past and present, encouraging stewardship, community-building, and an appreciation of the diverse perspectives that make up our shared history. She is excited to expand on the City of Boise’s history program offerings and continue the work of preserving and promoting a more inclusive local history.

CONTACT MAUREEN | 208-608-7041