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Board of directors applications: OPEN

Join our Board of Directors and make a difference!

Now accepting applications

Now accepting applications for new members of the Board of Directors for The Friends of The Bishops' House—a 501c3 non-profit.

Are you passionate about Boise and its history? Do you have skills, experience, and dedication to help guide an organization entrusted to preserving an important piece of Boise’s history? If so, we invite you to apply for a position on The Friends of The Bishops' House board of directors!

The Bishops’ House is a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian located in the Old Penitentiary District of Boise. Built in 1889 on the corners of 2nd and Idaho Streets as a home for the first bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho, its original style was a simpler example of the times. Redesigned and enlarged just ten years later in 1899, the veranda, turret, and many details were added to create the elegance you see today.

After its use as the bishops’ home, it became St. Margaret’s Episcopal High School for Girls (which evolved into Boise Junior College and eventually Boise State University). In the 1960s it housed Boise’s very first senior center. In the mid-1970s under threat of demolition, its community supporters created The Friends of The Bishops’ House, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the house and its unique place in Boise’s history. Their success included the move of The Bishops’ House to its present location, and the restoration of its beauty and charm.

Since then, the organization’s efforts to preserve the house have focused on continuing restoration projects, and the opening of The Bishops’ House to the community that saved it for events, programs and celebrations. Hundreds of weddings have taken place in the house and on its grounds, in addition to concerts, theater, historic presentations, parties, workshops, and more!

The stewardship of the board of directors of The Friends of The Bishops’ House is to keep this incredible jewel of Boise’s history accessible, and to welcome our community to enjoy it as often as possible.

Make an Impact.
Join us and play a crucial role in shaping the future of our organization and advancing our mission to preserve the historic The Bishops’ House in Boise and sustain it as a place for Boiseans to gather.

We’re Seeking Board Members Who Are:
• Committed to and enthusiastic about advocating and working for the preservation and restoration of The Bishops’ House, and sustaining it into the future, while bringing our community together to care for this important historic treasure.
• Experienced and willing to actively participate in fundraising, strategic planning, and community outreach, including monthly board meetings, committee work, special projects, and assisting with events.

Applicants should be individuals interested in local history, either personally or professionally and be willing to serve for a term of three (3) years.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors and making a meaningful difference in our community, we would love to hear from you!

Please contact Amelia at or 208.342.3279 for more information and to apply.

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