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Idaho Historical Society Director Janet Gallimore concludes her budget presentation to the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Thursday by displaying the original Idaho Constitution, in a glass case, to lawmakers. It was signed by 62 members of Idaho's Constitutional Convention on Aug. 6, 1889. (Betsy Russell)
Idaho Historical Society Director Janet Gallimore concludes her budget presentation to the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Thursday by displaying the original Idaho Constitution, in a glass case, to lawmakers. It was signed by 62 members of Idaho's Constitutional Convention on Aug. 6, 1889. (Betsy Russell)

At the end of the Historical Society's budget hearing this morning, Director Janet Gallimore had a couple of staffers unveil something in a case, under a black drape, that had been rolled out to the center of the JFAC hearing room. It was the original Idaho Constitution, signed by 62 members of Idaho's Constitutional Convention on Aug. 6, 1889. "Our agency is honored to preserve and promote the heritage of our great state," she said.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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