Regional historian Robert Singletary will give a presentation at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front, on Thursday, July 28 at 7 pm about three local historical characters: Coeur d’Alene Chief, of a lecture series sponsored by the Museum of North Idaho and the Library. It is free to the public.
Andrew Seltice was born near present day Post Falls just a few years after the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition. He served as Chief of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe from 1865 to his death on April 29, 1902 serving as Chief through some very difficult times for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. He was always known as a man of peace and for his diplomacy and speaking ability. He was presented a medal by President Grover Cleveland in Washington D.C. during the summer of 1887.
Theresa Graham was one of the most prominent and influential women in northern Idaho during the first half of the 20th century. After the death of her husband, James Graham, in 1906, she became very involved in business and politics. She was the first woman to attend a major political convention as an official delegate. She was a personal friend of President Woodrow Wilson. Mrs. Graham hosted many famous dignitaries at her home on East Lakeshore Drive.
One of the most active and influential architects in northern Idaho was George T. Williams. For over twenty years he designed many of Coeur d’Alene’s finest buildings including the Masonic Temple, First Methodist Church, City Hall, Coeur d’Alene High School and the Roosevelt Elementary School. He also designed buildings in Sandpoint, St. Maries and Spirit Lake. Many of his building have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Information: Robert Singletary, Museum of North Idaho, 208-755-1308 or Museum of North Idaho Director Dorothy Dahlgren 208-664-3448
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.