Lecture Series and Podcast

Inland Northwest Milestones Lecture Series

MNI Resident Historian, Robert Singletary, focuses on the individuals who played a major role in the history of our region.

The lectures will feature a pair of people for each program.

  • January 2021 TBD: Lawrence Aripa and Frederick Blackwell
  • February 2021 TBD: Hazel Cardwell and General William Carlin
  • March 2021 TBD: Perry Christianson and Stanley Easton
  • April 22, 2021: Teresa Graham and Harley Hudson
  • May 27, 2021: Father Thomas Purcell and Louise Shadduck
  • June 24, 2021: Peter C. Sorenson and P.W. Johnson
  • July 22, 2021: George Thomson and Kyle Walker
  • August 26, 2021: Charles Warner and Joseph C. White
  • September 23, 2021: George T. Williams and Marcus Wright

Streamed on the Coeur d’Alene Public Library's Facebook page www.facebook.com/CDALibrary at 7pm on the fourth Thursday of the month. Or you may watch on the City of Coeur d'Alene's YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfk4WcQlUnp9njk_lfg01eA

Confessions of History Geeks Podcast Series

History is brought to life by the curators of the stories and culture of North Idaho. Join the Museum of North Idaho and Public Historian, Sara Jane Ruggles, as we explore the people, the legends, the headlines, and the events that shaped Coeur d'Alene and beyond.

  • January 8, 2021: Interview with Mayor Widmyer
  • January 22, 2021: Interview with Ryan Arnold of North Idaho College
  • February 5, 2021: Interview with Robert Singletary discussing Buffalo Soldiers
  • February 19, 2021: History of Eugene Settle, as read by David Casteal (special thanks to the University of Idaho archives)
  • March 5, 2021: Seniors and Seniors with Mary Lou Reed and Kennedy Krajack
  • March 19, 2021: Interview of Women's History in the Lumber Industry
  • April 9, 2021: Dramatic Reading, Nell Shipman Poetry
  • April 23, 2021: To Be Announced- National Poetry Month
  • May 7, 2021: To Be Announced- National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • May 21, 2021: To Be Announced- National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • June 4, 2021: To Be Announced- National LGBTQIA+- Pride Month
  • June 18, 2021: To Be Announced- National LGBTQIA+- Pride Month
  • July 9, 2021: To Be Announced- National Ice Cream Month
  • July 23, 2021: To Be Announced- National Ice Cream Month
  • August 6, 2021: To Be Announced- National Boomers Make a Difference Month
  • August 20, 2021: To Be Announced- National Boomers Make a Difference Month
  • September 10, 2021: To Be Announced- National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • September 24, 2021: To Be Announced- National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • October 8, 2021: To Be Announced- Our Haunted History
  • October 22, 2021: To Be Announced- Our Haunted History
  • November 5, 2021: To Be Announced- National Native American Indian Heritage Month
  • November 19, 2021: To Be Announced- National Native American Indian Heritage Month
  • December 3, 2021: To Be Announced- Vintage Holidays
  • December 17, 2021: To Be Announced- Vintage Holidays