If there was a word tripping up Boiseans' tongues this year, it was "sesquicentennial"--the long way of saying "150th birthday." In glorious opposition to the fumble-prone vocabulary term, the city of Boise's celebration of its sesquicentennial was smart, stylish and engaging, homing in on its brick-and-mortar embodiment, the Sesqui-Shop. The Main Street storefront has hosted numerous art installations, historical exhibits and a gift shop, adding accessibility and a touch of hipness to the celebration, as well as becoming a home away from City Hall for the Boise City Department of Arts and History. 1008 W. Main St., Boise, 208-433-5670, boise150.org/sesqui-shop.
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