Monthly Archives: March 2013

“Inventing Idaho” By Idaho Historian Keith Petersen

KeithWhen : May 17th, 2013 @ 7:00PM
Where : Lemhi Museum
What :  Archaeology Month Presentation
Keith Petersen is the Idaho State Historian with the Idaho State Historical Society.  He is the author of several books and articles about Idaho and the Northwest, and is the only author to have twice won the Outstanding Book on Idaho Award.  He is currently writing a biography of Northwest road builder John Mullan, who hoped to become Idaho’s first territorial governor.  His research into records of the Idaho territorial era has taken him to repositories from coast to coast.  His talk about the Idaho territorial period is entitled “Inventing Idaho,” and he will discuss some of the critical decisions made in the territorial era that still affect the lives of Idahoans today.  This program is made possible by the Idaho State Historical Society.

For More information about Keith Peteren or the talk he will be giving at the museum, please feel free to contact the museum at (208) 756-3342.

Idaho History Day


National History Day in Idaho is an exciting way to engage students in history. The program pulls students out of the classroom and into the world of the professional historian. Students track down information about historic people and events by exploring archives, libraries, and other resources. This research leads to new insights and original conclusions that students share in exhibits, documentaries, websites, and performances. History Day is a great way to teach students critical thinking skills while instilling a lifelong love of history… Continue reading