Boise has huge plans for Sesquicentennial
Sesqui Shop will open in January
Boise is planning a huge celebration for its sesquicentennial, its 150th birthday. Thursday we showed you some of the icons around Boise as part of the Idaho Statesman's sesquicentennial celebration coverage. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Boise is planning a huge celebration for its sesquicentennial, its 150th birthday. Thursday we showed you some of the icons around Boise as part of the Idaho Statesman's sesquicentennial celebration coverage.
Now, we are going to show you what the City of Trees has planned for the big day.
A countdown from January to July, which is the actual 150th birthday. The Sesqui Shop is about to open on Main street and 10th. Every month in 2013 the new Sesqui Shop will feature something old that's new again.
“We have this shop that will be a space for the community to come and learn about the city and participate in activities, look at exhibits, and a general gathering space of the 150,” said Terri Schorzman, Director of the Boise Arts and History Department.
The doors are already open, but the store's not officially ready. The grand opening is in January and the first theme is Boise collects. People will have a chance in January to bring in their collectibles and unique art pieces.
“We'll have a number of really creative activities going on. Come and learn to do a print making process, come and look at neat exhibits, there will be some great artistic things happening in February,” said Schorzman.
March will be all about music and every month from then on will have a different theme, leading up to the big day, July 7, 2013.
“The entire community is invited all day in Julia Davis park from noon to five, completely free, fun with all kinds of things happening and it will bookend the Fourth of July,” said Schorzman.
The city isn’t just celebrating, it's also educating and asking. What is essentially Boise?
“We identified three things, that we think are compelling and that are historically appropriate.
Community, environment and enterprise. Those are the three things that created this community and we will use those themes throughout the entire year.
For more great information on everything the city is doing for the sesquicentennial, check out Boise150.org.