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Brown Bag Program: O’Neill to examine art association history

— It’s that time of year again to get some education while you lunch.

The Idaho County Historical Society and the Bicentennial Historical Museum is sponsoring the Brown Bag Program. Sessions will be held each Wednesday starting today, Aug. 15, through Oct. 3, at the Bicentennial Historical Museum basement meeting room, 305 North College Street, noon to 1 p.m. These programs are free to the public and those attending are invited to bring lunch to eat while they listen.

The second program is set for today and will feature Andy Reiner of Grangeville with “Honor Flight.”

Next week, Aug. 29, More than Half A Century of CIAA Art will be presented by with Marlene O’Neill discussing Central Idaho Art Association’s past and present endeavors, including the people who founded the group and those who have volunteered to make it viable throughout the years. CIAA holds a show each spring, among other activities, and celebrated its 50th year of spring shows in 2017.

The group began in 1968 with founding members Ladd Arnotti of Cottonwood, who died in 2012, and Grangeville’s Ella Mae Holes and Vicki Cole.

O’Neill will present a 60-slide PowerPoint presentation and will also have available a CIAA Founders Book for anyone to review.

O’Neill served as past vice-president of CIAA for one year, past president four years, and past publicity person for five years. She is presently the CIAA treasurer.

“Our club depends on its volunteer members and the club presently has 35 paid members,” O’Neill said.

Following weeks are as follows:

•Sept. 5: Arnold Family History with Jinny Cash

•Sept. 12: Nez Perce History with James Lawyer

•Sept. 19: 100 Years of Farming History with Don and Charlotte DeArmond

•Sept. 26: Dram, Scotland with Floyd Whitley

•Oct. 3: Back Country Pilots with Bob Black


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