Boise - Idaho Black History Museum

508 Julia Davis Drive

The Idaho Black History Museum is housed in the former St. Paul Baptist Church Building. St. Paul is one of two African American churches that were founded by Boiseans in 1909. St. Paul was built in 1921, and is one of the oldest buildings constructed by Idaho African Americans. When the St. Paul congregation moved to a new church in 1993, the historic church was donated to a preservation committee, which formed to save and restore the 72-year-old building.

Mission and Vision Statement:
The mission of the Idaho Black History Museum is to educate all people on African American history, art and culture, with emphasis in Idaho.

The Idaho Black History Museum builds bridges between cultures, breaks down barriers, and provides a safe haven to explore the African American experience


Cynthia Harris

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
This building used to be the facility of my home church, St. Paul Baptist, and it stood right on the corner of Broadway & Warm Springs! This is an excellent museum with tons of wonderful, ole-school SPBC memories galore. The only thing is, however, the downstairs portion where we used to hold dinners and also dress out for choir time in church, is no longer. It is all on one floor.

Pringl Miller

Sunday, July 3, 2016
I had a wonderful visit at the Idaho Black History Museum. The visit was very interesting and educational due to my conversation with the curator Mr. Philip Johnson about his incredible and inspiring family history including the history of the building and other interesting facts. There wasn't enough time to go through the exhibits and talk!

Collen Cole

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
asked how to remember 13th,14th and 15th amendment and they told me F R E E, C I T I Z E N S, V O T E

Tyler J. Adams

Sunday, June 4, 2017
Quick little worthwhile stop in the park.

Charles Stigger

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Go see it!