The Bonneville County Heritage Association (BCHA) began in 2004 when Mary Jane Fritzen
gathered a few volunteers, including County Commissioner Dave Radford, and organized the
Bonneville County Heritage Association to begin making plans to commemorate the
Centennial of February 7, 1911. The year-long Centennial celebration ended in
November of 2011. Now, it is our plan to have BCHA continue its voluntary efforts to promote county
history and its people.
- kindle and promote a spirit throughout the county and the state regarding the
heritage and history of the county and its people;
- to encourage greater participation in its history by everyone including our youth;
- to educate and learn about our past as we prepare for our future.
The BCHA will serve as a community volunteer group and work with the Museum of Idaho
regarding the promotion of the Reading Room and museum activities, and other groups
regarding the heritage and history of the county.
- Enhance public awareness and understanding of Bonneville County history and its people.
- Continue oversight and documentation of the County Treasures developed during the
- Promote and enhance public awareness about the County Treasures and their tours.
- Maintain an active website.
- Promote and support awareness of businesses and other organizations to the
heritage of Bonneville County.
- Work with the State Idaho Historical Society to enhance awareness statewide
about the heritage and history of Bonneville County and its people.
- Raise funds as needed to update outreach brochures and other tools to accomplish
the mission and goals.
- Conduct projects, programs, and socials supportive of the above goals and