Bannock County Historical Society

Saving the past for the future. 

Please visit our Events page for information about meeting times and the Fort Hall Committee.

Mission Statement: The purposes of this Society shall be to bring together people interested in history, and especially in the history of Bannock County and Eastern Idaho; for a better understanding of our democratic way of life and our development as a territory and state; for preservation of historical objects, documents, photographs, and other items; and for the dissemination of historical information and facts through meetings, programs, and any other means deemed suitable.  

BCHS was founded March 8, 1922!

BCHS is a 501 (c) 3 non profit entity and a non profit corporation in good standing with the State of Idaho.  BCHS is the parent organization of the Museum and is managed by an executive board comprised of 9 volunteers.  Board members must be in good standing with the Society and reside in Bannock County.  The Board provides oversite and support to the BCHS organization and the Museum's staff.  Board members meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5 PM.  General membership in the Society is open to anyone and the monthly business meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (September through May) at 6 PM.  Membership benefits include:

Board and Society meetings are both held in the Museum's gallery at 3000 Ave. of the Chiefs.

Constitution | Articles of Incorporation | By-Laws

Bannock County Historical Society Membership Application

Name: ___________________________________________________    Date: _______________________

Address:  _____________________________________________________________________________

Phone:  _______________________________E-Mail:  __________________________________________

Preferred mailing option: E-mail _____ USPS _____

Membership Categories:

Individual     $20 ____ (1 adult)

Couple     $30 ____ (2 adults)

Family     $45 ____ (2 adults and minor children)

Corporate   $150 ____ (any Corporate employee can use the pass) 

Lifetime $1,000 ____ (additional perks for Lifetime Membership, call for details)

Please print when filling out form.  You are welcome and encouraged to bring the form to the Museum in person!  You may also scan and 

e-mail it (and use the PayPal link on our website to pay online) or mail it with a check or money order to our P.O. Box (no cash in the mail,


Mailing address: BCHS, P.O. Box 253, Pocatello, ID 83204

Museum building address: 3000 Ave. of the Chiefs, Pocatello | | 208-233-0434