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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Strong Women of Early Idaho 6:00 pm
Strong Women of Early Idaho @ Post Falls Public Library
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Speaker:  Gary Eller Songs of early Idaho women.
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Strong Women of Early Idaho 5:00 pm
Strong Women of Early Idaho @ Athol Public Library
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Speaker:  Gary Eller Songs about strong women of early Idaho.
The Lives and Works of Ernest Hemingway and Ezra Pound 6:30 pm
The Lives and Works of Ernest Hemingway and Ezra Pound @ Blaine County Historical Museum
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Speaker:  Ted Dyer A wide range of slide presentations can be developed that encompass the lives and works of these two giants of early 20th century literature. The speaker is willing to work with host…
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Strong Women of Early Idaho 2:00 pm
Strong Women of Early Idaho @ Rathdrum Public Library
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Speaker:  Gary Eller Songs about early Idaho women.
Burning Harry Potter, and Other Ways of Misreading Fantasy 6:00 pm
Burning Harry Potter, and Other Ways of Misreading Fantasy @ Post Falls Public Library
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Speaker:  Brian Attebery What is fantasy literature about and why is it a major misreading to burn copies of Harry Potter? This presentation looks at the way fantasy draws on traditions of myth and magic…
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@ Boundary County Museum
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
Speaker:  Gary Eller Since 2006, Gary Eller has documented over two hundred forgotten early Idaho songs, which are the basis for a number of interpretive booklets with audio CDs. Gary has played American roots music…
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William Wallace, Lincoln’s Friend 7:00 pm
William Wallace, Lincoln’s Friend @ Museum of Idaho
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm
Speaker:  David Leroy In period dress and first person, as William Wallace, the first territorial governor of Idaho, Mr. Leroy confirms what you only recently heard…the President has been shot!  He tells of his friendship…
The Smithsonian Exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” will Open at the Burley Public Library 12:00 pm
The Smithsonian Exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” will Open at the Burley Public Library @ Burley Public Library
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The grand opening will be from noon to 3 p.m. It will be on view through November 18th. Click here for ore information:  Burley Public Library.
Sheep Tales Gathering with Author and Cultural Historian Mark Kurlansky 7:00 pm
Sheep Tales Gathering with Author and Cultural Historian Mark Kurlansky @ Argyros Performing Arts Center
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm
Mark will lead a conversation on “Food As Culture” with special guests who will discuss the influence of their cultural and community experiences in their contemporary culinary work and how these fit with today’s consumers…
Idaho River History 7:00 pm
Idaho River History @ Weiser High School
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm
Speaker:  Cort Conley This presentation is a first-hand folk history of the Middle Fork of the Salmon, the Main Salmon, or the Snake River through Hells Canyon. Conley will explain the human and natural history…
Exploring Warm Springs Avenue: History and Architecture 7:00 pm
Exploring Warm Springs Avenue: History and Architecture @ Touchmark Meadow Lake Village; Coeur d'Alene Room; Grand Lodge
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Speaker:  Barbara Perry Bauer Barbara Perry Bauer shows how Boise’s Warm Springs Avenue is rich in history and architecture.  She will explain how it grew from farms to mansions after the discovery of geothermal heat in…
Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen will speak about “Refugee Stories & American Greatness” on October 25 7:00 pm
Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen will speak about “Refugee Stories & American Greatness” on October 25 @ Coeur d'Alene Resort
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen will speak about “Refugee Stories & American Greatness” on October 25 @ Coeur d'Alene Resort
Prize winning writer, Viet Thanh Nguyen, will deliver the IHC’s 16th Annual North Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture on Friday, October 25, 7:00 p.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. The event is made possible in part…
Hate, Harassment and Human Rights in Idaho 12:00 pm
Hate, Harassment and Human Rights in Idaho @ Lewis-Clark State College
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Speaker:  Steve Shaw A campus/community-wide lecture with subsequent Q & A session for about 90 minutes. This is supposed to be the 3rd annual “Richard Moore Honorary Lecture” in honor of Lewis- Clark State College…