IdaHistory  is first and foremost about combining entertaining and scholarly history. Idaho's

history takes many forms; it is diverse, tragic, at times inspiring, and even humorous.

Our mission is to make our history accessible to everyone through social media, books, apps, and tours.


We value proper research and having fun while we are doing it.

We also offer custom historical research services. Want to know the history of your property or about your family history? We can research it for you.

Contact Us for more info on what we can do for you

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It's a bird, it's a plane...it's Mark pointing out a doctor's office where creepy and painful quack medicine  was administered.

Photo Courtesy Natalie @hellomeridian

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Jeff pulling out the ol' knife hand to draw attention to something...macabre.

We do a lot of pointing in this business. 

Photo Courtesy Erica @everwildforestschool

Mark Iverson

Mark grew up in Seattle, Washington where he followed around bands like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. Mark joined the Peace Corps and spent time in The Balkans. He moved to Idaho in 2009 and founded IdaHistory in 2019. He earned his Master's in History from BSU. He is a huge rock music fan and collects vintage Star Wars toys that he tells his children not to touch.

Jeff Wade

Jeff was born here in the greatest state of the Union. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and has worked in public service for almost 13 years.  He published his first book, Brave as a Lion: Jeff Standifer and the Knights of the Golden Circle in December of 2019 and was the creator, co-host and producer of Cascadia Podcast: History of the Pacific Northwest. He loves metal, and can't get much work done without listening to it.

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Amanda Smith

As an avid photographer, videographer, media content creator, glass etcher, and makeup special effects aficionado, not to mention a fan of history and a super fan of the horror genre,  Amanda is a great addition to our team! Some of Amanda's credits include the short film Running On Love for the H48 Film Festival and being a Promo Model for both 100.3 The X and 96.9 The Eagle.

Katy Webster

My name is Katy Webster, I have been living in Idaho since 2012. My historical passions are local history and women’s history. I am finishing my Bachelors of Science in History from Eastern Oregon University, eventually I hope to pursue a master’s in museum studies. I have been on the Board of Directors for Canyon County Historical Society. Other than history, I am an avid collector of books and almost always have movie soundtracks or musicals playing in the background.