Maureen Lavelle, History Programs Manager

As the History Programs Manager, Maureen Lavelle (she/her) is responsible for organizing programs and events to help connect people with Boise history. Additionally, she works with community partners, educators, and affiliate organizations to collaborate on history exhibits, artifact collections, oral history projects, and more! The Boise City Department of Arts & History has proudly hosted the Fettuccine Forum for over twenty years, and starting in summer 2024, the department will begin offering walking tours and other history programming for the public to enjoy! Maureen and other staff in the history division also provide some research services to the public and can be reached at for questions or appointments.

Maureen has worked in public history and interpretation for over ten years. She earned her master's degree in Public History from West Virginia University, and spent most of her career working with the National Park Service. After working at cultural sites all over the country, ranging from Civil War battlefields, eighteenth century homes and plantations, a Cold War missile silo, and desert mining communities, Maureen is excited to bring her experience back to her hometown and help people build meaningful and inclusive connections to their local history and cultural resources.

CONTACT MAUREEN | 208-608-7041