Meridian History Center

Visit the Meridian History Center

In 2021 care of the Meridian History Collection transferred from the former Meridian Historical Society to the Meridian Library District. The materials are now part of our collection and are located at Meridian City Hall.

The Meridian History Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday for self-guided tours. We will continue to assess the archived documents, photographs, and artifacts in the collection. 

No donations, please. The Meridian History Collection is currently undergoing inventory and maintenance as we prepare to move it to a new home at the Cherry Lane Branch following renovation. While we are in this transition period we are unable to accept any gifts of historical materials for the collection. For more information about the Cherry Lane Branch renovation, please visit

View of History Center room at City Hall.

Digitization Projects

Meridian Library District is continually digitizing Meridian historical collections in an effort to preserve, document, and make available the history and culture of the area. Initial digitization work began in 2022 and was made possible by a SHARP Operations Grant through the Idaho Humanities Council. Funding for this grant has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan. 

Willett family poses in front of their auto bungalow