Calendar

Feb
21
Thu
Upcoming City Club of Idaho Falls Events
Feb 21 – May 13 all-day

February 21st program-John Hansen Award Lunch.  Award presentation to Honorable Jim Jones (ISU Bennion Building)

March 28th program- Kate Gordon, nationally recognized speaker on climate change (ISU Bennion Building)

April program-Jerry to contact Sir. Xavier Rolet, former London Stock Exchange chief executive to speak on “Brexit” and other international economic news.  Waiting to confirm date in early April (ISU Bennion Building)

April 26th- IHC Event with “American Moonshot” author, Doug Brinkley

May 13th evening program- Greg Carr previewing his newest National Geographic movie at City Club.  Waiting to confirm venue.  This is our Annual Meeting program.

For more information on any of these events, please go to the City Club of Idaho Falls website at:  http://ifcityclub.com/.

Mar
2
Sat
CROW’S SHADOW INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS AT 25 AT BOISE ART MUSEUM @ Boise Art Museum
Mar 2 @ 12:00 am – Jun 2 @ 12:00 am

Our touring anniversary show, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25, will be on view at the Boise Art Museum from March 2 – June 2, 2019. This is the final stop on the exhibition tour. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Rebecca Dobkins at Willamette University, and was organized by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. An exhibition catalog is available through University of Washington Press. We are excited to share works from Crow’s Shadow press with audiences in Boise!

The Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) was founded by Oregon painter and printmaker James Lavadour, in 1992. This exhibition, organized by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in partnership with Crow’s Shadow, chronicles the history of the institute over the past twenty-five years as it has emerged as a nationally recognized printmaking studio. Situated on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton, Oregon, it is perhaps the only professional printmaking studio located in a reservation community in the United States.

The exhibition features original prints drawn from the Crow’s Shadow Print Archive and focuses on themes of landscape, abstraction, portraiture, word and images, and media and process. Included in the exhibition are works by fifty-one Native and non-Native artists who have worked at CSIA, including Rick Bartow, Pat Boas, Joe Feddersen, Edgar Heap of Birds, James Lavadour, Truman Lowe, Lillian Pitt, Wendy Red Star, Storm Tharp, and Marie Watt, among others.

Organized by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University in partnership with the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, The Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25 was supported by a major grant from the Ford Family Foundation. Additional financial support was provided by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation; with funds from an endowment gift from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, through their Spirit Mountain Community Fund; and by general operating support grants from the City of Salem’s Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.

The presentation at the Boise Art Museum is made possible by THE FOUR J FOUNDATION.

Apr
26
Fri
Idaho Falls – Douglas Brinkley @ Shilo Inn
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Bestselling historian Douglas Brinkley Speaks

Prolific historian Douglas Brinkley will be the speaker at the Idaho Humanities Council’s 12th Annual Eastern Idaho Distinguished  Humanities Lecture and Dinner on Friday, April 26, 7 p.m., at the Shilo Inn in Idaho Falls. Author of numerous books, Brinkley will speak about his latest, available in early April, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.

Brinkley’s lecture is supported in part by the William J. and Shirley A. Maeck Family Foundation,Idaho Public Television, KISU Radio, and the City Club of Idaho Falls.

Tickets for the dinner lecture are availableby clicking HERE or by calling the IHC toll free at 888-345-5346. General tickets are $50, and Benefactor tickets are $75, offering an invitation to a pre-event reception with Brinkley in a private location at 5 p.m. and preferred seating at the dinner and lecture. IHC always recommends reserving tickets early as the event often sells out. The evening will begin with a no-host reception at 6 p.m. at the Shilo Inn. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with Brinkley’s talk to follow. Seating is assigned in advance. Brinkley’s books will be available from Barnes and Noble onsite and he’ll be available for signing afterwards.

A distinguished professor of history at Rice University and a fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Douglas Brinkley is one of the most distinguished historians of our time. His writing covers a broad range of topics, including presidents, military campaigns, American leaders, Catholicism and Hurricane Katrina. He thrills audiences with his insights on history’s biggest people and events and how they relate to current events. He is the Presidential Historian for CNN and a contributing editor for Vanity Fair.

As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, American Moonshot takes a fresh look at the space program,  President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon.

On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In his engrossing, fast-paced epic, Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. American Moonshot brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, which shot the United States to victory in the space race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War.

Since 2008, the IHC has brought top historians, journalists, and other prominent writers to Idaho Falls for the annual Distinguished Lecture. Previous speakers include presidential biographer Robert Dallek (2008), Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (2009), Western American historian Elliott West (2010), National Book Award winner Timothy Egan (2011), Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Rick Bragg (2012), best-selling author Alexandra Fuller (2013), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson (2014), Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Diane McWhorter (2015), Pulitzer Prize-winning Vietnam War historian Fredrik Logevall (2016), Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Anthony Doerr (2017), and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James B. Stewart in 2018.

Apr
30
Tue
Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs @ Moscow Public Library
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

speaker: Tracy Morrison
In 1883, Sarah Winnemucca was the first Native American woman to publish an autobiography “Life Among the Paiutes, Their Wrongs and Claims” documenting the first 40 years of experiences between her people and European settlers. Polly Bemis was shipped to America by the slave trade, and became a free woman after many years of servitude. Kittie Wilkins, the Horse Queen of Idaho, was the only woman horse breeder of her time who supplied thousands of horses all over North America. Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs, presents brief introduction stories followed by original songs recognizing historical Idaho women.

May
1
Wed
Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs @ Troy Community Library
May 1 @ 6:00 pm

speaker: Tracy Morrison
In 1883, Sarah Winnemucca was the first Native American woman to publish an autobiography “Life Among the Paiutes, Their Wrongs and Claims” documenting the first 40 years of experiences between her people and European settlers. Polly Bemis was shipped to America by the slave trade, and became a free woman after many years of servitude. Kittie Wilkins, the Horse Queen of Idaho, was the only woman horse breeder of her time who supplied thousands of horses all over North America. Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs, presents brief introduction stories followed by original songs recognizing historical Idaho women.

May
2
Thu
American Folkmusic Revival @ Juliaetta Community Library
May 2 @ 6:00 pm

speaker: Tracy Morrison
Traditional folksongs are customary songs with unknown composers that were passed along orally from one generation to the next prior to recording technology. Although many folksongs became known as popular songs, they are not considered commercial or classical in style. This presentation explores origins and evolutions of Traditional American folksongs that were recorded during the American Folkmusic Revival (1940s-1960s). Songs recorded by artists such as Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Burl Ives, Joan Baez, Jean Ritchie, Bob Dylan, Odetta, Nina Simone, Pete Seeger and more. Artists and Songs are discussed then shared live.

May
17
Fri
History of Song with Mike Hurwitz and Jerry Linn @ Valley of the Tetons Library
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Muscians Michael Hurwitz and Jerry Linn will present songs about everyday life, and events about the people who settled in Idaho.  They will include stories about the origins of the melodies, the history of the songs, and contemporary music.

Jun
13
Thu
Lemhi County History Month @ Salmon City Center
Jun 13 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

The Lemhi County Historical Society and the Sacajawea Educational, Cultural, and Interpretive Center are focusing on the history of the Shoshone and Bannock tribes in Central Idaho and the role of LDS missions in the settlement of Idaho as well as their interactions with the Idaho tribes.

On June 13, 2019, our first event will focus on the history of the Shoshone and Bannock in Central Idaho.  Dr. Cleve Davis, an enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock tribes, has a Ph.D. in
Environmental Science. He will address the preservation of cultural practices, language, tribal hunting and fishing rights, and the impact of environmental change on traditional lifestyles.

This event will be held in the Salmon City Center at 200 Main Street
in Salmon, Idaho.  Please contact Hope Benedict for the presentation time.

Jun
22
Sat
Lemhi County History Month @ Salmon City Center
Jun 22 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

The Lemhi County Historical Society and the Sacajawea Educational, Cultural, and Interpretive Center are focusing on the history of the Shoshone and Bannock tribes in Central Idaho and the role of LDS missions in the settlement of Idaho as well as their interactions with the Idaho tribes.

On June 22, 2019, our program will emphasize the diaspora, settlement, and proselytizing efforts of the LDS among the Shoshone and Bannock, from both the Shoshone-Bannock and LDS perspectives.  Dr. Andrea Radke-Moss, professor of U. S. History (with specialties in the History of the American West, Native American Studies, and Women’s History), will lead a tour and offer a lecture on the Salmon River Mission, 1855-58, which was established in the Lemhi Valley in the midst of the primary camp of the regional Shoshone and Bannock.  Dr. Radke-Moss will also discuss the role of women at the Salmon River (Fort Limhi) Mission, and, if possible, the incidence of intermarriage between missionaries and tribal members as well as the ramifications of cultural exchange.

This event will be held in the Salmon City Center at 200 Main Street
in Salmon, Idaho.  Please contact Hope Benedict for the presentation time.

Aug
15
Thu
Early Idaho Work Songs @ Copperfield Park
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Speaker:  Gary Eller

This event is at a campground in Oxbow, OR.  Please bring a lawn chair and a jacket.