Lecture Series starts Sept. 29
The 12th Annual Fall Lecture Series presented by the Museum at St. Gertrude begins September 29 with a performance by Gary Eller, folklorist and musician, who will present an evening performance “Early Songs of the Salmon River and Hells Canyon Region”. The lecture series will then occur every Thursday at 7:00 through October.
Gary Eller leads the Idaho Songs Project that collects, preserves and interprets pre-radio (before 1923) songs about Idaho’s people, places and events. Gary Eller sings and plays guitar, five-string banjo and bass. He won the Horseshoe Bend Idaho banjo contest in 2005 and performs swing music in the Frozen Dogs, bluegrass in Chicken Dinner Road and early Idaho songs as a member of the Idaho Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. The September 29 performance is free and will take place in chapel. There will be a reception in the dining room after the performance.
October 6: Terry Abraham will present “Tallyho for Idaho: The 19th-Century British Traveler in the West”. This will be an illustrated presentation of eyewitness accounts of the western landscape by British tourists and travelers to the Rocky Mountain West. Literate and opinionated, the British came to the West to explore, to hunt and fish, and to invest.
October 13: Linda de Eulis, an environmental interpreter at Ponderosa State Park, will talk about her 14 years of being a fire-lookout in “Life on a Lookout: A Vanishing Lifestyle”. She is Executive Director of Snowden Wildlife Sanctuary, founded in 1989 to rehabilitate wildlife and educate the public.
October 20: Lin Tull Cannell examines the influence of William Craig on the history of the Northwest and on the Nez Perce in “William Craig and the Nez Perces”. A book signing will follow the presentation.
October 27: Dr. James Kingery, Emeritus Professor in the Rangeland and Ecology Management department at the University of Idaho, will present “Restoration of Derelict Lands in the Pacific Northwest”. His studies place a strong emphasis on plant and animal ecology, soil science, and the social sciences, especially in communication and conflict resolution.
All the lecture events are free and, with the exception of the Gary Eller performance, will take place in the Johanna Room at Spirit Center. For more information call 208-962-2050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.