Told through Erma Hayman's oral history, this short film documents the Erma Hayman House project.
The mini-documentary highlights Mrs. Hayman’s lived experience, images from the Boise City Archives, and features interviews with Mrs. Hayman's grandson Richard "Dick" Madry, archaeologist William "Bill" White III, and former Department of Arts & History director Terri Schorzman (2008-2022).
Filmmaker Zach Voss of Retroscope Media was hired early on to follow the project from its inception to completion.
Originally from Boise, Dr. William White III, author of the forthcoming book, Segregation Made them Neighbors: An Archaeology of Racialization in Boise, Idaho, is an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. White led an archaeological dig in Boise’s River Street Neighborhood in 2015. In his 2022 Fettuccine Forum lecture, "What did Archaeology at the Erma Hayman House Tell Boise, Idaho?", he discusses the excavation and explores how social theory, archaeology, and historic preservation collaborations can impact local communities while also addressing painful histories.