May 19 and 21Jim Martine of Bainbridge Island, Wash., will give a presentation about the Centralia Massacre and the Wobbly War of 1919 May 19 and 21 on the Palouse.
The free presentations are:
Noon-1 p.m. May 19, Colfax United Methodist Church (those who wish to purchase lunch should RSVP to (509) 397-4366)
6-8 p.m. May 19 — Whitman County Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax
Noon-2 p.m. May 21 — Whitman County Library
6-8 p.m. May 21 — Albion Library
Martine will describe the events of Nov. 11, 1919, in the lumber town of Centralia, Wash., when the Armistice Day parade celebrating the end of World War I was interrupted by gunfire. The conflict between members of the American Legion and the Industrial Workers of the World resulted in death, injury and imprisonment.
Martine has made his living as a printer and a salesman, and has had a lifelong interest in history, according to a news release.
KAMIAH — The 11th annual Kamiah Spring Super Jam four-day bluegrass event begins tonight with a covered-dish dinner at the Kamiah KOA.
Performers include Higher Ground; Last Ride; Montana Ramblers; Flatgrass; and Betty Adams & Ozark Mountain Music.
The event is sponsored by the Idaho Sawtooth Bluegrass Association and admission is free to daytime activities.
The schedule includes:
6 p.m. May 19 — covered-dish dinner
1:30 p.m. — general membership meeting
5:30-6:30 p.m. — vocal harmony workshop
7-9 p.m. — open mic
10-11 a.m. — instrument workshops
10-11 a.m. — youth auditions and practice
Noon to 6 p.m. — outdoor bluegrass concert
9-11 a.m. — gospel sing
Camping and hotel reservations are available by calling the Lewis-Clark Resort at (208) 935-2556.
LEWISTON — A “WWI & WWII Pride and Propaganda” poster exhibit will open with a reception the afternoon of May 19 at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History here.
The exhibit features the private collection of James and Sheron Givan, and the reception begins at 4:30 p.m. at the center, 415 Main St.
James Givan will give a lecture titled “Posters, as the Means of Mass Communication” beginning at 6 p.m.
The exhibit will be on display until July 16.
The Givans’ private collection of original military posters was started in the 1950s and represents each military service with an emphasis on the U.S. Marine Corps, according to a news release. The collection includes more than 1,000 posters. Subject matter of the collection includes recruiting, conservation efforts, productivity incentive, war bond initiatives, pure propaganda and security information.
Hours at the center are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The gallery features free admission but donations are accepted.
LEWISTON — The newest historical display will be unveiled at 12:30 p.m. May 20 at McGhee Elementary School here, Seventh Street and Warner Avenue.
The display is titled “From Farm to Castle: The Duck Lady’s Legacy,” and details the history of the land donated in 1947 to the Lewiston School District by the Emerich family. For years, the land adjacent to McGhee Elementary School in the Lewiston Orchards held the so-called Castle Park playground, which was razed in 2015 to make way for new equipment designed to last for 50 years.
GENESEE — Earl H. Bennett, Genesee city historian, will describe Genesee’s involvement in United States’ conflicts from the Civil War to the present in an illustrated presentation at 7 p.m. May 21 in the senior center along Walnut Street here.
Bennett’s talk, “The Story of Genesee’s Veterans: Civil War to the Present,” will include the history of the Genesee American Legion and Auxiliary posts.
The event is sponsored by the Genesee Civic Association and light refreshments will be served.
LEWISTON — The annual Hometown Pep Rally to kick off the start of the NAIA World Series on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College here will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21.
LCSC baseball players will sign autographs at various downtown businesses from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The rally will include speeches from Warrior team captains and live entertainment in Brackenbury Square between D and Main streets. The event also will feature food available for purchase and children’s activities.
Detailed information may be found online at www.beautifuldowntownlewiston.com/hometown-pep-rally/.