Events at the Idaho State Historical Museum
March 6, 5-9 pm
"2, 4, 6, 8, Who Do We Appreciate - Mascots!" As part of our featured exhibit, Hometown Teams, the Museum will be celebrating teams' mascots with visits from local mascots between 5:30 and 7:00 pm. Come meet the Idaho Stampede's Rumble the Coyote, Blue from the Idaho Steelheads, Humphrey with the Boise Hawks AND the Treasure Valley Roller Derby Girls. And if that isn't enough, the Boise Parks & Recreation Mobile Recreation Van will be parked outside the museum for some active fun. Visitors can also get crafty and create their own mascot. Players and spectators welcome. Admission is free from 5-9 pm; activities from 5:30- 7:00 pm.
Brown Bag Lecture
March 11, 12-1 pm
The dad and daughter team of Charles and Melissa Osgood both have their hands deep in the rocks of Idaho. They will speak on "Owyhee Diamonds . . . Fact or Fiction?" Charles, resident of Idaho 35 years and trained as an entomologist, has scoured the west for rocks and gem quality stones. He will elaborate on Gem State mining lore surrounding the "Owyhee Diamonds," the Idaho Gem Club, Idaho's Earth Science and Lapidary Vehicle license plate, and fine quality jewelry. Charles cuts, grinds, polishes, facets and fashions jewelry.
Melissa Osgood has a backfround and degree in design and visual art. Her resume includes metal-specific training from Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. Inspired by beauty made by man and nature, her work presents a natural, modern simplicity.
Attendees are welcome to bring lunch. No charge for FRIENDS and ISHS members, otherwise admission fees apply.
April 3, 5-9 pm
"PlayBall!" Do you have what it takes to make it to the big leagues? As our Hometown Teams exhibit continues, come a see how your pitching matches up to the greats. The Boise Hawks will be here with information about their upcoming season. Boise Parks & Recreation will have their Mobile Recreation Van parked out front and will help you sign-up for one of their sports leagues. All activities are between 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Admission is free from 5-9 pm.
April 8, Noon - 1 pm
Join authors Allen Pinkham and Steve Evans as they discuss the fifteen years of research and tribal memories that went into their newly released book, Lewis and Clark Among the Nez Perce: Strangers in the Land of the Nimiipuu. They will discuss how their information came together, their sources within the tribe (elders) and what they found particularly fascinating about the connections between the Nez Perce and the Corps of Discovery.
Allen Pinkham, former chairman of the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee, and Steven Evans, LCSC Professor Emeritus of History, evaluate both what Lewis and Clark understood and what they misunderstood in the Nez Perce lifeway and political structure.
A book signing will follow the program and books will be available for purchase on site. A second presentation will be given at 7 p.m. at the Cole and Ustick Library. The program is free of charge to the public.
The program is made possible by the support of the Lewis-Clark State College Summer School and Special Programs, the Idaho Humanities Council, the Idaho Governor's Lewis and Clark Trail Committee and the Idaho Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.
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 2014, from February through May the lectures will take place at the Museum. In June, 2014 the Museum will close for renovation and expansion. The Friends of the Historical Museum and Old Idaho Penitentiary sponsor the series and are searching for a new venue for June through December. Details will be posted on this website soon. Regular admission fees apply. Friends of the Museum and ISHS member are admitted for free. 2014 Brown Bag Lecture Series