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.

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ONGOING
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
website
contact: Mary DeWalt
phone: (208) 362-0181
email: mdewalt@adalib.org
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”.
MARCH 2017
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
email: wardpa@cableone.net
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
email: mdewalt@adalib.org
location: Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Dr., Boise, ID
Sat, April 1 2017 at 2:00 PM
Idaho City Historical Foundation to Receive State's Highest Honor for Museum Work
The Idaho City Historical Foundation has been chosen to receive the 2016 Sister Alfreda Elsensohn Award.
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
email: dulce.kersting@gmail.com
location: 1912 Center, 412 E. Third Street, Moscow, ID
Tue, April 11 2017 at 3:00 PM
Mary Hallock Foote: Novelist and Artist
sponsor: The Terraces of Boise
contact: Debbi Evans
phone: (208) 805-1904
email: devans@boiseterraces.com
location: The Terraces of Boise, Syringa Room, 5301 E. Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 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
email: mdewalt@adalib.org
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.
Sat, April 22 2017 at 2:00 PM
William Wallace, Lincoln's Friend
speaker: David Leroy
sponsor: Priest Lake Public Library
contact: Barbara Johnson
phone: (208) 448-0318
email: bjohnson@cdicreations.com
location: Priest Lake Public Library, Meeting Room, 28769 Highway 57, Priest Lake, ID
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
email: cbruck@mccall.id.us
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
email: audrey@mvpubliclibrary.com
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
email: anorman@grangeville.us
location: Grangeville Centennial Library, 215 W. North St., Grangeville, ID
Tue, April 25 2017 at 7:00
Presidents and First Pitches: A Short History of Politics and Baseball
Join your friends at the Idaho Humanities Council to celebrate the beginning of baseball season with a guest lecture by Marc Johnson.
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
email: dtownsend@cdalibrary.org
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
email: dtownsend@cdalibrary.org
location: Coeur d'Alene Public Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID
Fri, May 19 2017 at 7:00 PM
Polly Bemis: A Chinese American Pioneer
sponsor: Owyhee County Historical Society
contact: Amy Johnson
phone: (208) 495-2319
email: director@owyheemuseum.org
location: Owyhee County Museum, McKeeth Hall, 17085 Basey St., Murphy, ID
Thu, May 25 2017 at 7:00 PM
Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs
sponsor: Boise Public Library
contact: Jody Vestal
phone: (208) 972-8226
email: jvestal@cityofboise.org
location: Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID
JUNE 2017
Fri, June 2 2017 at 7:00 PM
Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs
sponsor: Idaho Power Company
contact: Molly Lowe
phone: (541) 785-7270
email: mlowe@idahopower.com
location: Copperfield Park, Hwy. 86, Oxbow, OR
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
email: cindy@idahohumanities.org
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
email: debbie@aflibrary.org
location: American Falls District Library, Community Room, 308 Roosevelt St., American Falls, ID
NOVEMBER 2017
Sat, November 4 2017 at 6:00 PM
The Value of the Humanities
speaker: Susan Swetnam
sponsor: North Idaho College
contact: Sara Fladeland
phone: (208) 769-7750
email: sara_fladeland@nic.edu
location: North Idaho College, Edminster Student Union, Lake Coeur d'Alene Room, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID