It's sometimes hard to get an accurate view of the past. Sure, stories can offer a glimpse, but pictures are the easiest way to, well, picture times before our own.
To help tell Boise's story, history buffs have contributed a catalog of artifacts from local history—including photographs—with a new display called Remnants of Boise, which debuts at the Sesqui-Shop this First Thursday, April 4. Contributions help tell the story of Boise's 150-year history through long-forgotten buildings in Idaho's largest city.
In conjunction with the opening, head to the Rose Room for the monthly Fettuccine Forum, featuring a presentation offering even more perspective on Boise's rich past. Speakers include journalist Rich Binsacca and City of Boise historian Brandi Burns, presenting their efforts chronicling the City of Trees.
Binsacca's work includes his book, Boise Double Take, filled with photos of Boise's historic buildings and how the landscape has changed over the years. His presentation includes images from his book, featuring snapshots of city landmarks, architecture and its people.
Burns presents the Remnants of Boise Virtual Tour, which explores 25 locations in the city through contemporary HDR panoramic photos, according to organizers. Each photograph provides an immersive experience, allowing users to rotate through the location and explore changes over time.
Snacks and a no-host bar will be provided during the evening forum, but the real takeaway are the revelations about Idaho's capital city.