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Welcome to The Bishops' House.


"The Friends of The Bishops' House" is a non-profit organization dedicated to the historic preservation of this grand old building. This beautiful building was once home to a succession of the Episcopal Bishops of Idaho. Each of the men who served as the head of Episcopal Diocese of Idaho lived in this home with their families while serving in the capacity as the Episcopal Bishop of Idaho. The original house was built in the late 1880's and was remodeled to its current stately, towered Queen Anne style Victorian home in 1899.


To schedule your event The Bishops' House, please give Amelia Berg a call at (208) 342-3279.

  • Weddings
  • Receptions
  • Meetings
  • Seminars
  • Conferences
  • Business Retreats
  • Photoshoots
  • Baby Showers
  • Holiday Parties
  • Art Exhibits
  • Antique Fairs
  • Music Presentations
  • Teas & Parties
  • Fundraisers
  • Reunions
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Board of directors applications: OPEN

Join our Board of Directors
and make a difference!

Now accepting applications

Now accepting applications for new members of the Board of Directors for The Friends of The Bishops' House—a 501c3 non-profit.

Are you passionate about Boise and its history? Do you have skills, experience, and dedication to help guide an organization entrusted to preserving an important piece of Boise’s history? If so, we invite you to apply for a position on The Friends of The Bishops' House board of directors!

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Become a Member of Friends of The Bishops' House

We are pleased to once again be offering memberships for our community to join The Friends of The Bishops’ House—the non-profit organization that takes care of The Bishops’ House!

Your membership funds will go towards physically preserving and sustaining this wonderful historic Boise treasure, keeping it accessible to the community, and continuing our ability to share—and write—its story for generations to come.

Join us by choosing one of the following membership options today:

Annual Friend ($50 per year) benefits include:

- Admission to our “First Look” Victorian Holiday Open Parlor exclusive donor-only event
- 10% off all dinners and events hosted by The Bishops’ House—up to $25 savings!
- 1 general admission to the Idaho Botanical Garden—$8 value
- 1 general admission Old Penitentiary—$6 value

Monthly Friend ($30 per month for one year) benefits include:

- All Annual Friend benefits
- One FREE mid-week rental of up to 4 hours per calendar year

Sustaining Friend $100 or more per month benefits include:

- All Annual AND Monthly Friend benefits
- 25% off any one regular rental per calendar year

Each year the giver of our top membership gift will be added to a plaque on display at The Bishops’ House!

* Friends of The Bishops' House is a 501C3 nonprofit. Donations may be tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor.

Calendar of Upcoming Events
check back for new events in 2018

Contact Skip Critell if you're interested in a living historian at your next event.

Feb 2
Assisted Living, Caldwell, Idaho
Feb 14
Awana Council Time- Ten Mile Community Church, Meridian, Idaho
Feb 15
Awana Council Time- Lake Hazel Bible Church, Boise
March 5
Idaho Territory Celebration, State Capitol, Boise
March 11
Wedding- Independence of the Seas- Mexico
April 7
Park Day( Cemetery Clean up)
April 19
Patriot Day, Idaho State Capitol
May 5
Eagle Island Living History Event, Eagle Island State Park
May 18
West Ada School Dist. 4th Grade Rendezvous (Closed Event)
May 19
Parade America, Nampa, Idaho
May 28
Memorial Day Services, Boise, Idaho
June 2
Global Villages, Ontario, Oregon 11 to 4pm
June 7
Pioneer School Play- Centennial High
June 9
Fort Boise Days   Parma, Idaho
Sept 8
IFARM-Jerome County Historical- Twin Falls, Idaho
Oct 6-7
Gem County River Through Time- Emmett
Nov 10
Veteran’s Day Parade, Boise, Idaho
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