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Humanities Events In and Around Idaho

Times, dates and locations are subject to change. 
Please call the listed contact to verify the program information.
All programs are open to the general public.

indicates an IHC Speaker's Bureau event.

ONGOING
Sat, May 28 2016 – Sun, March 12 2017
Smithsonian exhibition on 'water' to tour Idaho 2016-2017
The Idaho Humanities Council will bring a Smithsonian traveling exhibition titled Water/Ways to six Idaho communities in 2016-2017.
Thu, February 9 2017 – Thu, May 4 2017
2017 Read Me Treasure Valley
For more details of this event, please read on.
sponsor: Ada Community Library Victory Branch
contact: Mary DeWalt
phone: (208) 362-0181
Thu, February 23 2017 at 6:00 PM
The Time of the Lambing and Shearing
Featuring the work of photojournalist Jan Boles. Read on for more details.
sponsor: Basque Museum Cultural Center
location: Basque Museum Cultural Center, 611 Grove St., Boise, ID
MARCH 2017
Sun, March 5 2017 at 2:00 PM
Make in Your Mouths the Words that Were Our Names
sponsor: Inland Empire Tours
contact: Dick Jensen
phone: (509) 747-1335
location: Churchyard Inn, 206 Saint Boniface Church, Uniontown, WA
Thu, March 16 2017 at 6:00 PM
Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs
sponsor: Stanley Community Library
contact: Jane Somerville
phone: (208) 774-2470
location: Stanley Community Library, 240 Niece Ave., Stanley, ID
Thu, March 16 2017 at 1:00 PM
Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs
sponsor: Stanley Community Library
contact: Jane Somerville
phone: (208) 774-2470
location: Stanley Elementary School, Gym, 425 School Rd., Stanley, ID
Thu, March 23 2017 at 7:00 PM
A Century of Conservation
speaker: Robert Sobba
sponsor: Ada Community Library Victory Branch
contact: Mary DeWalt
phone: (208) 362-0181
location: Caldwell Public Library, 1010 Dearborn St., Caldwell, ID
Wed, March 29 2017 at 7:00 PM
IHC to Honor Susan Swetnam for Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities
The IHC will honor ISU Professor Emeritus Susan Swetnam with the “Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities” award at a wine/dessert reception and ceremony on March 29.
Thu, March 30 2017 at 7:00 PM
Stories of Two Idaho Icons - Dr. Emma Drake & Dr. Minnie Howard of Pocatello
speaker: Amy Canfield
sponsor: League of Women Voters
contact: Pam Ward
phone: (208) 237-6535
location: Idaho State University, Little Wood River Room, 921 S. 8th Ave., Pocatello, ID
APRIL 2017
Sat, April 1 2017 at 1:00 PM
Thoreau: Wilderness and the Wild
sponsor: Ada Community Library Victory Branch
contact: Mary DeWalt
phone: (208) 362-0181
location: Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Dr., Boise, ID
Wed, April 5 2017 at 6:00 PM
Hate, Harassment and Human Rights in Idaho
speaker: Steve Shaw
sponsor: League of Women Voters of Moscow
contact: Dulce Kersting
phone: (515) 231-3020
location: 1912 Center, 412 E. Third Street, Moscow, ID
Thu, April 13 2017
National Book Award winner Timothy Egan to speak in Twin Falls, April 13
National Book Award winner Timothy Egan will deliver the IHC's 3rd Annual Magic Valley Distinguished Humanities Lecture on Thursday, April 13.
Fri, April 14 2017 at 6:00 PM
Songs About Early Idaho Waterways
speaker: P. Gary Eller
sponsor: Ada Community Library Victory Branch
contact: Mary DeWalt
phone: (208) 362-0181
location: Ada Community Library Victory Branch, 10664 W. Victory Rd., Boise, ID
Thu, April 20 2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Anthony Doerr to speak in Idaho Falls, April 20
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Anthony Doerr will deliver IHC's 10th Annual Eastern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture on Thursday, April 20.
Mon, April 24 2017 at 7:00 PM
Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs
sponsor: McCall Public LIbrary
contact: Casey Bruck
phone: (208) 634-5522
location: McCall Public LIbrary, 218 E. Park Street, McCall, ID
Tue, April 25 2017 at 7:00 PM
The Pox, The Flux and Other Maladies
sponsor: Meadows Valley Public Library
contact: Audrey Crogh
phone: (208) 347-3147
location: Meadows Valley Public Library, Idaho Room, 400 Virginia, New Meadows, ID
Tue, April 25 2017 at 5:30 PM
Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs
sponsor: Grangeville Centennial Library
contact: Angela Norman
phone: (208) 983-0951
location: Grangeville Centennial Library, 215 W. North St., Grangeville, ID
Thu, April 27 2017 at 7:00 PM
Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs
sponsor: CDA Public Library
contact: David Townsend
phone: (208) 769-2315, Ext. 426
location: Coeur d'Alene Public Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID
MAY 2017
Thu, May 11 2017 at 7:00 PM
Executive Orders: Balancing the Branches of Government
speaker: David Adler
sponsor: CDA Public Library
contact: David Townsend
phone: (208) 769-2315, Ext. 426
location: Coeur d'Alene Public Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID
JULY 2017
Sun, July 16 2017 – Fri, July 21 2017
Idaho Teachers Invited to Attend Summer Institute on Wallace Stegner
Idaho teachers are invited to apply to attend the IHC's 2017 summer institute exploring the theme "Wallace Stegner and the Consciousness of Place."
contact: Cindy Wange
phone: (208) 345-5346
location: Boise State University, 1910 University Dr., Boise, ID
OCTOBER 2017
Sat, October 14 2017 at 6:30 PM
Chocolate: Food of the Gods
speaker: Lauren Fins
sponsor: American Falls District Library
contact: Debbie Walmsley
phone: (208) 226-2335
location: American Falls District Library, Community Room, 308 Roosevelt St., American Falls, ID
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