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Museum of Idaho announces summer discussions for seniors

Published online: Jul 16, 2018 Articles, Education And Arts
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The Museum of Idaho (MOI) has released its summer schedule for Museum Club, a program series the museum launched earlier this year for engaged citizens 55 years of age and older. The series entails short discussions with local experts on topics in the humanities, sciences, and current affairs. Museum Club events are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 3 p.m.

“We’ve been pleased at the quality of presentations and the high level of engagement at Museum Club thus far,” said Jeff Carr, the museum’s Director of Public Relations. “It’s been clear that even with other programs aimed at seniors in the community, there has a remained a high demand for this sort of thing.” Attendance at Museum Club events is free for MOI members. The cost for the public is $5 per session, which includes the discussion, socializing, light refreshments, and full admission to the museum and its exhibits.

Event speakers include museum associates and other prominent members of the community, such as Idaho historian, former state representative and IFM contributor Linden Bateman.

The club kicked off in May with a behind-the-scenes tour of MOI’s new Discover Steampunk exhibit.

Upcoming Museum Club Programs

July 5: “Thomas Jefferson: Father of the Fourth of July”

Linden Bateman, historian and former Idaho State Representative

July 19: “Idaho Falls History: The Crow Creek Connection”

Judy House, MOI Archivist

August 2: “Abraham Lincoln and Leadership”

Linden Bateman, historian and former Idaho State Representative

August 16: “Understanding Putin and the Russians”

Jeff Carr, former foreign affairs analyst, US Government

–J. Carr

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