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The Erma Hayman House is managed and staffed by the Boise City Department of Arts & History Cultural Sites program.

The Cultural Sites program reflects the City of Boise's dedication to saving, reinventing, and promoting historic properties unique to Boise’s history. Valuable historic buildings are saved and re-purposed, creating meaningful new opportunities for the community to collaborate and engage in physical spaces that are literally irreplaceable. Learn more.

Boise City Department of Arts & History
Cultural Sites Program Manager

Kristen Hill is responsible for managing the City of Boise's cultural sites portfolio, which includes the James Castle House and the Erma Hayman House, and oversees museum administration. She works closely with stakeholders and other institutions to ensure proper legacy management and facility operations.

Her experience working as an artist, artist’s assistant, gallery assistant, and exhibition producer informs her multifaceted approach to bringing arts and audiences together to create meaningful experiences.

Boise City Department of Arts & History
Cultural Sites Program Coordinator 

Tenisha Eastman-Dodson works with the Department of Arts & History staff and community partners to capture and preserve the history and spirit of the City of Boise’s newest cultural site, the Erma Hayman House. In this role, Tenisha serves as an advocate and educator of Mrs. Hayman’s story, the story of her house, and the historic River Street Neighborhood

Tenisha’s educational background and experience highlight her appreciation for both community education and personal identity, and she hopes to utilize this to promote the Erma Hayman House in the most respectful and accurate way.

Boise City Department of Arts & History
Cultural Sites Assistant

Calley Sunderman has a background in Environmental Science and Education, which she has used for many years as a teacher in a Forest School. She loves learning and teaching and sees her role at the Erma Hayman House as a wonderful way to share the rich history of the River Street Neighborhood with all who want to learn about it.

Calley is also a Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Educator Fellow and has a strong belief in teaching and treating all members of our community with dignity, equality, and justice, as well as sharing a sense of belonging and joy!

For a full listing of Boise City Department of Arts & History staff visit