Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Boise Council to Review Sesquicentennial Plan

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 9:01 AM

When Boise City Council meets later today, they'll be asked to make future plans concerning the past.

The City of Boise will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2013. In 1863, the same year that President Abraham Lincoln and the U.S. Congress established the Territory of Idaho, Major Pinkney Lugenbeel founded Fort Boise and the city was platted by early pioneers.

Today a 40-page draft plan for a 2013 year-long celebration will be presented to council members by Terri Schorzman, director of Boise's Department of Arts and History.

In speaking to historians and her department's history committee Schorzman identified four major themes for the sesquicentennial: entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and creativity, outdoor life, and community spirit. Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and the City Council are expected to provide general oversight through the planning process. No details yet on suggested activities or the size of a sesquicentennial budget.

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