Events & News

Interested in joining us for one of our  Conversations that Matter on Oct. 6th, 13th, 20th, or 27th? Click on any of the dates to see a description and go to the registration page.

Are you interested in who is speaking at Idaho Humanities Council’s annual Distinguished Humanities Lectures and Dinners in Boise, Coeur d'Alene, and Idaho Falls? The tour schedule of the next Smithsonian traveling exhibition in Idaho? The calendar of IHC Human Ties: Conversations that Matter 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 or call (208) 345-5346.

The Cabin Readings & Conversations: Amor Towles @ The Morrison Center
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Now in its 20th season, The Cabin’s Readings & Conversations lecture series has brought some of the best authors, thinkers, scholars, and cultural icons to Boise to share their work, personal stories, and commentary on current events and culture. Amor Towles, author of Rules of Civility, A Gentleman in Moscow, and The Lincoln Highway, has collectively sold more than five million copies of his novels, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. Towles graduated from Yale College, received an MA in English from Stanford University, and worked as an investment professional for over twenty years before devoting himself full time to writing.
Randy Otto as Winston Churchill: The Blitz @ Caldwell High School
Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Autumn 1940. London. Never have so many been so inspired by one man heroically leading the British people to Victory from a London Rooftop. Live through one night of The Blitz, the German bombing of London. But never fear. Winston is here! Following this remarkable one-man-play, the audience participates in a Q&A with the actor in “Ask Winston!”

Forged over four decades of passionate academic study, countless speaking engagements & theatrical performances, Randy Otto’s portrayal of Winston Churchill is unforgettable, entertaining full of passion, attention to detail, and quick wit.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, a State-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.