Priscilla Mullins Alden, A Hardy Pilgrim @ MorningStar Senior Living
Nov 25 @ 2:30 pm

Speaker:  Janet Worthington

Priscilla Mullins, a passenger on the Mayflower, found herself very lonely after her father, mother, and brother perished during the first winter in the New World. According to stories handed down by the family, when John Alden approached Priscilla on behalf of Myles Standish, she responded, “Why do you not speak for yourself?” John and Priscilla were married in Plymouth and had 10 children.

Annie Oakley @ Elmer's Restaurant
Dec 4 @ 11:30 am

Speaker:  Janet Worthington

Custom topic.

Classical Christmas Piano Favorites @ Memorial Community Center
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm

Speaker: Del Parkinson

The piano has enjoyed immense popularity for three centuries. Its versatility has led to the 88 keys being called “an orchestra contained in a single instrument.” This presentation will focus on the role of the piano in shaping the development of music. Selections for this live performance range in style from Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” through Debussy’s “Clair de lune.” Parkinson’s down-to-earth narration gives the background of each piece in order to heighten the listening experience.

Cookies and beverages will follow the concert.

Idaho Genius – The Troutner Legacy: Architect, Inventor, Builder, Industrialist, Philanthropist. @ Meadows Valley Public Library
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm

Speaker:  D. Nels Reese

Arthur Troutner is one of those rare Idaho geniuses. His rags to riches story, of a poor boy from Pingree, Idaho, who fought in World War II, attended the University of Idaho and went on to not only build a number of cutting-edge modem homes in Boise, Sun Valley and Idaho Falls, but invented a building product that led to the development of a Fortune 500 corporation.  This all-Idaho lad created new and far reaching ways to use wood that changed America’s construction techniques forever.  He and his partner Harold “Red” Thomas led the wood products world by not only creating the Trus Joist Corporation, but they also created one of the most inventive structures in America-the University of Idaho’s Kibbie Dome.  In 1976, it earned the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Structural Achievement Award.

This presentation is free and open to the public.  All ages are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.

Abigail Adams: Reflections on Life and Politics at the Beginning of our Nation @ IEA Southeast Educators Building/Downstairs Meeting Room
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Speaker:  Janet Worthington

Abigail Adams, the wife of the second President of the United States, played a key role in the founding of the country and the establishment of the new government.  Dr. Janet Worthington, as Abigail Adams, reminisces on her many duties and how she managed to bring together her beliefs and responsibilities at a most tumultuous time in the history of the United States.

Holding Government Accountable @ McCall Public Library
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm

Speaker:  David Adler

This presentation will offer a historical overview of some underlying issues that have absorbed the energies of concerned citizens, focusing on constitutional issues and theories of representation conducive to governance.  It includes civic participation in a non-partisan discussion that explores the U.S. Constitution, the responsibilities of the media, and the role of the American citizenry.

Lincoln and Idaho @ The River District Clubhouse
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Speaker:  David Leroy

This talk explores the unique relationship between the sixteenth President and Idaho Territory, which he created in 1863, appointed friends to govern, mentioned in two State of the Union speeches, and even considered on the afternoon he was assassinated. Mr. Leroy defends the claim that more than Kentucky, Indiana, or Illinois, Idaho is the state most related to Lincoln!

“There is nothing complicated about ordinary equality”: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage @ The Riverside Hotel
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm

Speaker:  Amy Canfield

The fight for women to achieve voting rights is a long history with various setbacks and achievements. From women’s roles in the Revolutionary War to suffragists getting arrested while protesting outside of the White House, the story of women’s suffrage reflects changing ideas of natural rights and citizenship.

This is a monthly luncheon meeting for the AAUW members.

Amelia Jenks Bloomer: Champion of Women’s Rights @ Trolley Station, Main Hall
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm

Speaker:  Janet Worthington

Born in 1818, Amelia Jenks Bloomer was an avid supporter of temperance, a publisher of her own newspaper, and an ardent suffragette, who was encouraged by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. As Amelia Bloomer, Janet Worthington explains how Bloomer’s name became linked with the women’s fashion of wearing full-length, billowy pants. This portrayal of a woman who was dedicated to working against inequality and social injustices will inspire renewed admiration for those who championed women’s rights in the 19th century.

This presentation will be the program for the annual meeting of the Historical Society of Middleton. Members of the Society and the public will be invited to attend. We selected this program to recognize the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

The program will be free to the public.

Following the presentation, the Society will hold its Annual Meeting to review accomplishments of 2019, describe plans for 2020, and elect 2020 officers. Only members will be allowed to vote, but memberships will be available at the meeting for anyone wanting to become part of the Historical Society.

Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs @ Hacker Middle School, Gym
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Speaker:  Tracy Morrison

On Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM, the Mountain Home Arts Council will host Tracy Morrison: Historical Idaho Women Stories & Folksongs for a school assembly at Hacker Middle School. The entire school, 660 fifth- and sixth-graders, will attend the program, which will take place in the school gym. Tracy Morrison—an Idaho Humanities Council speaker, folksinger-songwriter, & sixth generation Idaho native—presents introductory stories followed by original songs exploring the human experience and recognizing historical Idaho (western) women, including Sacajawea, Polly Bemis, Sarah Winnmucca, Peg Leg Annie, and many more. This program is a perfect fit for the Mountain Home Arts Council’s 2019-2020 season, which will highlight the special contributions of women artists and historical figures, and explore and illuminate the 72-year battle for women’s suffrage during the 100-year anniversary. MHAC will also host Morrison for a community performance in the evening at 7 pm. We will be submitting a second application for that program. Primary MHAC contact: Chris DeVore, executive director–(208) 587-3706;