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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.


Rare Birds from the Copper Mine, Brown Bag Lecture
Nov. 11, 2014

Dr. Leon Powers will talk about a hidden treasure produced in Idaho copper mines: birds.  Throughout his 35 years as a professor at Northwest Nazarene University he follwed his naturalist's curiosity by directing his biology students into the outdoors for hands-on studies of Idaho's diverse wildlife.  Powers and his students have investigated species from birds of prey to butterflies.  Join him to learn about rare birds found in the Pocatello area.

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.  From June 2014 until the Museum renovation and expansion is completed, the lectures will be held at the Washington Group Plaza, Central Auditorium.  Friends of the Museum and ISHS members are admitted for free. Donations are welcome. 

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