The Herrett Forum Lecture Series began in January, 2006. (A list of past lectures is available here.) Programs on science, archaeology, history, music, art, and other topics of local interest are featured, by lecturers from around the world, many of whom have roots in our community.
Due to the need for social distancing, all Herrett Forum lectures for the 2021-22 season will be presented virtually via Zoom. The link will be provided here on the day of each lecture.
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|Tue., Sep. 14th, 20217:30 PM||“Idaho in a Pandemic: An Investigative Journalist Reflects on How COVID-19 Has Affected Idaho, and What Comes Next”||Audrey Dutton, Idaho Capital Sun Senior Reporter|
|Tue., Oct. 12th, 20217:30 PM||“Polly Bemis: A Chinese-American Pioneer”||Priscilla Wegars, author, historian, and artifact analyst|
|Tue., Nov. 9th, 20217:30 PM||“Preserving the Salmon: Historical Context for the Proposed Removal of Lower Snake Dams”||Kevin Marsh, Professor, Department of History, Idaho State University|
|Tue., Feb. 8th, 20227:30 PM||“Windows and Mirrors: Growing Up Black and White in Twin Falls”||Savina Barini, Social Media Manager, Theater Alliance and Teaching Artist, St. Thomas Playhouse|
|Tue., Mar. 8th, 20227:30 PM||“A Century Plus of Growth, Now What?”||Samra Culum, Chairperson, Twin Falls City Historic Preservation Commission; Mychel Matthews, Story Chief and Local Historian, Times-News; Nathan Murray, Economic and Community Development Advisor, Idaho Power|
|Tue., Apr. 12th, 20227:30 PM||“‘Flesh-and-Bone Tabernacle,’ ‘Untransacted Destiny,’ and Neglected Urban Dump: How American Literary and Promotional Rhetoric has Shaped Contemporary Attitudes Toward Hybrid Landscapes and Twin Falls' Rock Creek”||Dr. Shelley McEuen Howard, English Professor at CSI and Co-Founder, Rock Creek Institute|
|Tue., May 10th, 20227:30 PM||“The Initial Peopling of the Americas: A Review of Archaeological Research” (Annual Crabtree Memorial Lecture, for Idaho Archaeology Month)||Dr. Ruth Gruhn, Professor Emerita, University of Alberta|