Events

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Are you interested in who is speaking at Idaho Humanities Council’s annual Distinguished Humanities Lectures and Dinners in Boise, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls? The tour schedule of the next Smithsonian traveling exhibition in Idaho? The calendar of IHC Speakers Bureau presentations in your area? Special presentations made possible by grants awarded to organizations throughout the state?

For the most up-to-date listings, please check these pages periodically, as we add to them each week. For questions about any of these events, please email info@idahohumanities.org or call (208) 345-5346.

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Immerse and Engage with Impressionism at BAM
Immerse and Engage with Impressionism at BAM @ Boise Art Museum
Feb 1 all-day
From November 2019 to November 2020, Boise Art Museum (BAM) will present “Women in Impressionism: Masterworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum” (SAAM), featuring three Impressionist masterworks from SAAM’s collection: Mary Cassatt’s “Spanish Dancer Wearing…
The Cabin’s Reading & Conversations 2019-20 Season
The Cabin’s Reading & Conversations 2019-20 Season @ See details below
Feb 1 all-day
Since 2002 The Cabin’s Readings & Conversations (R&C) lecture series has brought some of the best authors, thinkers, rabble-rousers, and cultural icons to Boise. Each year, our reading, lecture, and discussion series brings five highly…
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Lincoln and Idaho 6:30 pm
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…
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Treasure Valley Reads – The Honey Bus 12:00 am
Treasure Valley Reads – The Honey Bus
Feb 10 @ 12:00 am – Mar 31 @ 12:00 am
Treasure Valley Reads - The Honey Bus
Treasure Valley Reads project will explore “The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees” by Meredith May. Our annual community-wide read introduces great literature to encourage critical thinking and…
“There is nothing complicated about ordinary equality”: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage 12:00 pm
“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…
City of Club of Boise: Compelling, Inclusive, Nonpartisan, Civil, Community Conversations 2020 11:45 am
City of Club of Boise: Compelling, Inclusive, Nonpartisan, Civil, Community Conversations 2020 @ See details below
Feb 12 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
City Club of Boise (CCB) was created to serve as a public hub for civic engagement in the Treasure Valley on critical community issues.  Our motto is: “Things Happen when people start talking”. The popular…
Mary Todd Lincoln, The First “First Lady” 2:30 pm
Mary Todd Lincoln, The First “First Lady” @ MorningStar Senior Living
Feb 12 @ 2:30 pm
Speaker:  Janet Worthington Mary Todd Lincoln was one of the daughters in a prominent family in Lexington. Kentucky. In 1839,  Mary moved to Springfield, Illinois, to live with her older sister, where she was very…
Strong Women of Early Idaho 7:00 pm
Strong Women of Early Idaho @ Twin Falls Public Library
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
Speaker:  Gary Eller Presenting songs from early Idaho women.
Hemingway Literary Center: Exile, Refuge, Home
Hemingway Literary Center: Exile, Refuge, Home @ See details below
Feb 14 all-day
Fall: Nov. 1: Rajia Hassib, author of A Pure Heart, student luncheon, author talk/reading Nov. 7: Enda Duffy, invited talk, “Wild Irish: The Emigrant People’s History of Irish Literature” Dec. 6: Paul O’Mahoney, Actor and…
Amelia Jenks Bloomer: Champion of Women’s Rights 2:00 pm
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.…
City of Club of Boise: Compelling, Inclusive, Nonpartisan, Civil, Community Conversations 2020 11:45 am
City of Club of Boise: Compelling, Inclusive, Nonpartisan, Civil, Community Conversations 2020 @ See details below
Feb 18 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
City Club of Boise (CCB) was created to serve as a public hub for civic engagement in the Treasure Valley on critical community issues.  Our motto is: “Things Happen when people start talking”. The popular…
IHC to Honor David Lachiondo for Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities, Thursday, February 20th 7:15 pm
IHC to Honor David Lachiondo for Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities, Thursday, February 20th @ The Basque Center
Feb 20 @ 7:15 pm
IHC to Honor David Lachiondo for Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities, Thursday, February 20th @ The Basque Center
The Idaho Humanities Council (IHC) will present Dr. David Lachiondo with IHC’s highest honor—the Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities Award.  The award will be presented at a reception and award ceremony at 7:15 p.m. on…
Hemingway Literary Center: Exile, Refuge, Home
Hemingway Literary Center: Exile, Refuge, Home @ See details below
Feb 26 all-day
Fall: Nov. 1: Rajia Hassib, author of A Pure Heart, student luncheon, author talk/reading Nov. 7: Enda Duffy, invited talk, “Wild Irish: The Emigrant People’s History of Irish Literature” Dec. 6: Paul O’Mahoney, Actor and…
Seeking Suffrage: Commemorating Passage of the 19th Amendment
Seeking Suffrage: Commemorating Passage of the 19th Amendment @ Dee details below
Feb 26 all-day
The Latah County Historical Society, the Moscow League of Women Voters, the University of Idaho College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Idaho Honors Program, and the University of Idaho Women’s Center…
Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs 2:00 pm
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…
Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs 7:00 pm
Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs @ Mountain Home Church of the Nazarene; Sanctuary
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Speaker:  Tracy Morrison On Thursday, February 27, at 7 PM, the Mountain Home Arts Council will host Tracy Morrison: Historical Idaho Women Stories & Folksongs for a community performance at the Mountain Home Church of…
Lincoln and Idaho 10:30 pm
Lincoln and Idaho @ Idaho State Archives, Lincoln Room
Feb 27 @ 10:30 pm
Spekaer:  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…