Historic Preservation Commission

First School Hayden 1891


Claire Masters - Chair
Judy Eichelberger -  Vice-Chair
Barbara Bennett
Jeanne Venturino
Lee Zink

The Historic Preservation Commission meets on the second Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Hayden City Hall. 


The mission of the Historic Preservation Commission is to tell the story of the Hayden area. In telling that story, we want to capture who we are, what we have done, and how we came to be. That story will include the Native American cultures and early European pioneers and settlers who were an important chapter in our early history. The lake will be a central character in our story, having had a profound influence on the evolution of our community. Logging, mining and other natural resources will also be featured, having played an important role in shaping our identity. The story will convey how the scenic and recreational resources of the area, as well as agricultural activity like orchard farming, fruit packing, and dairy farming dominated our local economy in the early years. We hope to communicate how regional elements and surrounding communities were also important factors in shaping our history.


Hayden aspires to be a community knowledgeable and proud of its history, as evidenced by residents and visitors alike who understand our past and who are actively engaged in its preservation. In order to accomplish this, we strive to tell our story to Hayden area youth, year-round and part-time residents, tourists, vacationers, passers-by, and web-browsers, in an effort to promote an understanding and appreciation of our local heritage. We will implement our vision through:

Preservation efforts, which serve to document and retain pieces of our history to illustrate the story,  Development and dissemination of various media, which serve to communicate the story of the Hayden area, and  Implementation of various platforms, which provide a place or forum to present the story of Hayden.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Historic Preservation Commission, please click  HERE  for information.

To read a short history of Honeysuckle Beach and Stoddard Park please click  HERE.

The 1950 Census has been released, click here.

If you have any questions please contact Donna Phillips at (208) 772-4411 extension 1020 or by email at dphillips@cityofhaydenid.us.