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City Club of Boise: Restoring Idaho's 1889 Constitution

Idaho's State Constitiution was written in 1889 and some of the vital document's history is still unknown.  This year the Idaho State Archives unveiled the Idaho Constitution, newly repaired, rebound and restored after months of conservation work at the University of Utah.

Idaho Public Television documented the restoration, along with the history of the 1889 state Constitution and its authors helping to solve an Idaho history mystery.


Layce Johnson, Collections Archvist at the Idaho State Archives

Bill Manny, Producer, Idaho Experience, Idaho Public Television

Moderator: Kâren Sander


Watch the full documentary on Idaho Experience:  https://www.idahoptv.org/shows/idahoexperience/

View the Idaho State Archives here: https://history.idaho.gov/archives/

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