Steven D. Branting
Since the 1980s Steven Branting has been honored for the depth and variety of his research and field work by many of the nation’s premiere science, geography, history and preservation organizations, including NASA, the American Association for State and Local History, ESRI and the Society for American Archaeology. In 2011 the Idaho State Historical Society conferred upon him the Esto Perpetua Award, its highest honor, citing his leadership in “some of the most significant preservation and interpretation projects undertaken in Idaho,” and he was awarded the year’s Outstanding Cultural Tourism Award for showcasing Idaho’s heritage. In 2013, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded him its coveted Historical Preservation Medal, the first to an Idahoan. Branting is the author of a seven-volume history of Lewiston, including two books focusing on Lewiston’s premiere women’s organizations. An eighth volume is forthcoming. His articles frequently appear in American and Canadian journals. During 2018, the Lewiston Tribune published 104 columns under his byline, commemorating people and events from the past of Lewis-Clark State College, which was celebrating its 125th anniversary and for whom he serves as Institutional Historian.
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