Grab a tasty beverage and learn about the intriguing life of an Idaho trailblazer in “Making Rules, Breaking Barriers: The Life and Legacy of Permeal French,” with Dr. Kathy Aiken, Emeritus professor of history at the University of Idaho. Join LCHS and Hunga Dunga Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 4 p.m. at the Latah County Fairgrounds (1021 Harold Street).
Born in 1867, Permeal French’s life literally spanned two centuries and she made a deep impression on both. From a stint as a popular teacher in mining boom town Silver City, to becoming the first Idaho woman to hold statewide office as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, to the University of Idaho’s inaugural Dean of Women, a position she held for thirty years, Permeal French left an indelible mark on Idaho and its citizens.
Dr. Kathy Aiken specializes in social and cultural history, women’s history, and mining in Idaho, and is the author of four books and numerous articles. She is a member of the Latah County Historical Society board of directors.
Doors will open at 4:00 p.m., program begins at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for LCHS members and $12 for non-members. One beer is included with the entry fee. Additional beverages and dinner will be available for purchase from Hunga Dunga Brewing Company.
Before the talk begins, attendees will also be treated to suffrage songs and other selected numbers by the Moscow High School choir with Stephanie Sant directing.
Proceeds from Suds with a Scholar supports the ongoing programming of the Latah County Historical Society. LCHS exists to preserve the heritage of Latah County, and put it to use for the benefit of our citizens and communities. We accomplish these ends with exhibits, educational programs, research facilities, public events, community collaborations, and publications.
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