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Museum Events

Events at the Idaho State Historical Museum

The Museum is currently closed for renovation.  Museum Comes to Life will not take place in 2014 due to the project.
Other events will be taking place offsite. Check out events at the Old Idaho Penitentiary, and our Brown Bag Lecture Series at Washington Group Plaza.

 

Partners in Crime  
Brown Bag Lecture
Feb. 10, 2015

Old Pen staff member Anthony Parry will share stories of four married couples convicted and sentenced to the Old Idaho Penitentiary between the years 1905-1923. Analyzing historic newspaper accounts and prison records, the stories serve as gender comparisons in both media representation and treatment within the prison system.  

Location: Central Auditorium, Washington Group Plaza, 720 Park Blvd, Boise.  Free admission.

Annual Events 
Brown Bag Lecture Series
January through December 

This series includes twelve lectures by celebrated experts on unique aspects of Idaho history, covering a wide range of topics of interest to a variety of age groups. The Brown Bag lectures take place the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 pm.  During the Museum renovation and expansion, the lectures will be held at the Washington Group Plaza, Central Auditorium.  Admission is free. Donations are welcome.