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Address: 508 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID 83702-7694
Phone Number: 208-433-0017
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Idaho Black Museum in Historic Church (Location: Julia Davis Park)

We visited the Black History Museum which is in Julia Davis Park. Outside the museum is a bench where one can take a photo with a statue of Abraham Lincoln (who is also on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We visited the Black History Museum which is in Julia Davis Park. Outside the museum is a bench where one can take a photo with a statue of Abraham Lincoln (who is also on the bench). The museum itself is historic as it is in the St. Baptist Church, constructed in 1921. The church itself was founded in 1908 by... More 

1 Thank mini
Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a worthwhile stop. It is inside the old historical St. Paul Baptist Church located at Julia Davis Park. It is small but very, very informative on Idaho's black history, and there is magnficient art work on display. The painting of MLK Jr. is well worth the visit alone. The only disappointment is that it's open only on Sat... More 

1 Thank Portegee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What upsets me is seeing a place (even though very small) dedicated to blacks in Idaho. I'm not prejudice by any means and have many "educated" black friends. What Idahoans would love to see, are the real tribes that were here first. The TRUE history of Idaho. The people we tore land and homes from. The first 2 tribes to... More 

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I love black history and hope to become a history teacher, focusing on the social status of blacks and slaves during WW2. I liked this meusum, but it was very small. There was a lot of information posted, but it could have been more lively a little more interactive, and easier to read the huge amount of information.

3 Thank Abreeanah S
Earth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Yes, it's small but small doesn't mean it doesn't pack a lot of knowledge. Someone stated it's odd...nothing odd about dedicating to a certain people, without this museum I had no idea blacks contributed to Idaho. Great stop.

4 Thank Sam T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

this is a free museum and has many good articles. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. It is worth the time to see it.

4 Thank Bmnme
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This was a nice little museum we visited in the park, the exhibits were interesting, but not very interactive. Probably would have been better for older kids than our under 10 crowd.

2 Thank relytj
Provo, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Nice to know about the contributions of African-Americans to Idaho history, but it is admittedly far less influential than other groups, such as the Native Americans, Mormons, or even the Basques. Seems odd to have a whole (albeit tiny) museum dedicated to this one small group. Not much of a destination on its own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Well done and very interesting look at the history of Blacks in Idaho

3 Thank Pat S

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