Idaho Black History Museum Inc

A nonprofit organization

25 donors

The museum presents exhibits and provides educational and community outreach programs including lectures, films, workshops, literacy programs, and musical performances.

The museum's purpose is to build bridges between cultures to explore issues that affect Americans of all cultures and ethnicity. 

The founder Rev. Hardy and his father-in-law  came to Idaho in 1908 and built the church in 1921. 

His grandson A.E. "Buck" Buckner was the first African American student athlete at what is now BSU in 1945.

Buck's daughter, Cherie Buckner-Webb, is Idaho's first African American Legislator and Senator. She is on the Board of the museum.

Her son, Phillip Thompson, is Board President  and Director of the museum...Great Great Grandson of Rev. Hardy

The current political discussion ; anti-refugee, anti-Muslim , isolationist , economic disempowerment/empowerment , political turmoil, an upcoming Presidential election makes our mission even more important.  Upcoming Events 2016

How to start a Super Pac - let you voice be heard

Know Your Rights - Workshop with the ACLU

Speaker Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb - Call to action addressing the current political climate

STEM Education Emphasis 

Start an online business over a weekend workshop

Create technology startup to address one of Boise's social issue 

Learn to code a Joomla website 


Organization Data


Organization name

Idaho Black History Museum Inc

Tax id (EIN)



Arts & Culture


BOISE, ID 83702