Barbara Perry Bauer received her B.A. in history from Boise State University in 1985 and her M.A. in Public History from Boise State University in 2000. She has worked for the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, and served as director of the Basque Museum and Cultural Center in Boise. A founding member of TAG Historical Research & Consulting (a/b/n The Arrowrock Group, Inc.) she has been a principal investigator with the company since 1993. With a special interest in the history of neighborhoods and urban development, she has been the project manager for historic site surveys in Boise, Caldwell and Ada County, and has given public presentations on local and neighborhood history. She has written the text for the Oregon Trail Marker project in Boise, and was the project manager for the development of interpretive exhibits for Boise Depot, the Idaho Black History Museum in Boise, the Pioneer Interpretive Center/Hatch House in Franklin, and the Rock Creek Station Interpretive Center/Stricker Ranch near Hansen.
Barbara Perry Bauer shows how Boise’s Warm Springs Avenue is rich in history and architecture. She will explain how it grew from farms to mansions after the discovery of geothermal heat in 1890 and became known as one of Boise’s finest neighborhoods. She will chronicle the fascinating history of this premier street.