IHC to Honor Dr. Hope Benedict for Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities on August 5 in Salmon

The Idaho Humanities Council (IHC) will honor Dr. Hope Benedict for her lifelong advocacy of public humanities programming, her dedication to community engagement, and her passion for Lemhi County’s history with the council’s award for “Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities” at a reception and award ceremony. At the ceremony several individuals will help toast Benedict followed by Benedict saying a few words about how the humanities have inspired her work.

The reception will take place on Thursday, August 5th at the Sacajawea Center, 2700 Main Street, Salmon, ID.  Doors open at 6 pm and the formal program will begin at 7 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Benedict has served as the President of the Lemhi County Historical Society for over two decades.  Her organizational leadership rejuvenated the Lemhi County Historical Society and she oversaw the purchase of the Salmon Public Library’s former building to expand educational opportunities in 2020.  Due to her efforts, community engagement through historical tours, exhibits and public programs in Salmon have increased dramatically

The Idaho Humanities Council is the statewide, nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities dedicated to promoting greater public understanding of literature, history, ethics, law, and other humanities disciplines. The Council has presented its award for “Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities” annually since 1986.

Please RSVP to Debra Schlechte by August 2, 2021, by calling (208) 345-5346, or by email debra@idahohumanities.org.