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Speaker Night at the Gooding County Museum "Aukera: A History of the Basques in Idaho"

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July 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Location: Gooding County Museum at 273 Euskadi Lane (Hwy 26/46), Gooding Idaho

Phone: 208-934-9475 or Gooding County Museum at 934-5318

Email: grins@dishmail.net

Link: http://www.goodingcountyhistoricalsociety.shutterfly.com

Event Description

“Aukera: A History of the Basques in Idaho” Presented by the Gooding County Historical Society
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17th At 7:00 p.m. Gooding County Museum 273 Euskadi Lane (Hwy 26/46) (next to Basque Cultural Center & North Canyon Medical Center) Gooding Idaho, 83330

Speaker: John Bieter (from the Idaho Humanities Council) This audio-visual presentation on the history of the Basques in Idaho is built around a Basque application of Marcus L. Hansen’s “Law of Third Generation Return.” In short, what the son wishes to forget, the grandson wishes to remember. Bieter focuses on each of these generations and the organizations that they established, and what they felt they needed at that time in Idaho. While many may know about the Basques in sheepherding, Bieters’ generational research offers a fresh perspective. He first examines the immigrant generation (from 1890 until the early 1920’s), then focuses on the Basque-American generation (from the 1920’s until about 1949), and finally looks at the American-Basque generation (from about 1950 to the present). Each generation has a different perspective to their culture and a different experience in Idaho.

John Bieter graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Social Science and a concentration in Economics. He completed his Masters degree at Boise State University and his thesis was published as An Enduring Legacy: A History of the Basques in Idaho. John earned his doctoral degree from Boston College where he focused his research and teaching interests on Immigration and Ethnicity, the American West, and American Catholicism. Currently, John serves as an advisor for pre-service educators in the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs and as Director of the Center for Basque Studies. He is associate professor in the history department as well.

The lecture is free, donations are appreciated. Refreshments to follow the lecture. For more information contact: the Gooding County Museum—934-5318 or Judy Erdman at 934-9475 or grins@dishmail.net Website: www.goodingcountyhistoricalsociety.shutterfly.com
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