'Lincoln and Idaho' Herrett Forum


By KMVT News

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

January 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Location: Herrett Center’s Rick Allen Room

Event Description

Although Idaho didn’t reach statehood until 1890, we owe the creation of the Idaho Territory to President Abraham Lincoln who appointed his friends to manage the wild frontier starting in 1863. ‘Lincoln and Idaho’ will be the topic at 2014’s first Herrett Forum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 in at the Herrett Center’s Rick Allen Room.

David Leroy, Idaho’s former Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor, says Lincoln even mentioned Idaho in two of his State of the Union addresses. In fact, Leroy attests that Idaho was more related to Lincoln than Kentucky, Indiana, or Illinois.

Leroy is chairman of the Idaho Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and Chairman of the Governor’s council of the United States Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. He has lectured on Lincoln since 1976 and has authored many articles and books on the 16th president.

The Herrett Forum is a monthly series of presentations generally held the third Wednesday evening of each month during the school year. Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, a group of community individuals dedicated to bringing high quality presentations to Twin Falls. No tickets are required for this free public lecture.

Doors open at 7 p.m. The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is located on the north side of the College of Southern Idaho campus at the North College Road entrance.
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