Program from the Bonneville County Centennial Celebration (1911-2011) [PDF]

BCHA News:

"Idaho Day Contests for Bonneville County Students"

Bonneville County Teachers and Students!

Legislation passed last year designates March 4th of each year as Idaho Day. The Bonneville County Heritage Association is planning a celebration event for that day. In conjunction with this celebration, the BCHA is sponsoring several contests.

The contests include map drawings, artistic creations, and a variety of writings. The intent of the variety of contests is to give all students an opportunity to demonstrate a skill and participate. There are contests for a Junior Division (Grades 4) and a Senior Division (Grades 7-12). Contest entries may be displayed during the local Idaho Day Celebration event. Some contest winners will be invited to perform during the event. A cash prize will be given to the contest winner.

Please feel free to use the contests in whatever ways best suit your purposes. Many of the contests provide activities that support Idaho learning standards and so may be appropriate for completion in class. However, all of the contests may be announced and provided to students to complete on their own. Teachers are not expected to collect contest entries. That is the responsibility of the student.

A ".ZIP" file containing 23 Word documents with the descriptions and the scoring rubrics for the various contests can be downloaded here

"Historic Bonneville County, a Centennial History" by Mary Jane Fritzen is for sale at the Chamber of Commerce, Museum of Idaho gift shop, and at some bookstores.

If there is any BCHA website content you wish to see added or changed, contact Dave Nipper (the webmaster) or any member of the Board.

Links to items of interest:

The Bonneville County Historical Society Webpage
The Idaho State Historical Society
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Coming Events Calendar:

Next Meeting of the BCHA Board
Monday, January 26th at 11:30 a.m.,
at Rusios, 1610 E 17th Street in Idaho Falls

Idaho Day - A Celebration of History
Wednesday, March 4, 2015,
Check out the Contests (see left)

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