Museum of Idaho announces summer discussions for seniors


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The following is a news release from the Museum of Idaho.

IDAHO FALLS — The Museum of Idaho 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.

Summer Museum Club programming kicks off this Thursday, May 17, with a behind-the-scenes tour of MOI’s new Discover Steampunk exhibit. Speakers at subsequent Museum Club events include museum associates and other prominent members of the community, such as Idaho historian and former state representative Linden Bateman.

The Summer 2018 Museum Club schedule is as follows:

  • May 17: Discover Steampunk behind-the-scenes exhibit tour with Chloe Doucette, MOI Director of Education and Rod Hansen, MOI Director of Exhibitions
  • June 7: “Unraveling Electricity’s Mysteries” with Jackie Flowers, General Manager, Idaho Falls Power
  • June 21: “Neighboring with the Amish” with Lin Sharp, MOI Archivist
  • July 5: “Thomas Jefferson: Father of the Fourth of July” with Linden Bateman, historian and former Idaho State Representative
  • July 19: “Idaho Falls History: The Crow Creek Connection” with Judy House, MOI Archivist
  • August 2: “Abraham Lincoln and Leadership” with Linden Bateman, historian and former Idaho State Representative
  • August 16: “Understanding Putin and the Russians” with Jeff Carr, former foreign affairs analyst, US Government