What happens Thursday? Mayor David Bieter and Arts and History Director Terri Schorzman will kick off Boise 150, the yearlong celebration of the citys founding in 1863. The event includes the announcement of recipients of Boise 150 grants, samples of art projects, an overview of the celebrations major events in 2013 and a Share Your Story history station.
When and where? The kickoff starts at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the new Sesqui Shop, 1008 Main St.
What can we expect next year? In early February, the city will host Thinking 150, a series of presentations and conversations on Boises place in the historical and modern West. The Mayors Music Celebration takes place in October.
Whats the main event? Boise 150s signature event will take place between July 4 and July 7. It will start in Ann Morrison Park and culminate in a celebration of the citys original platting July 7, 1863 in Julia Davis Park.
What is the Sesqui Shop? Right now, the shelves arent full, but as the celebration progresses the shop will offer a growing selection of trinkets, relics and documents related to the anniversary, spokesman Adam Park said. Some of the items will be specially made by participating businesses.