Our Towns

Boise historian to discuss city’s neighborhoods

Tully Gerlach, a collection development librarian for the Boise Public Library, will present “Boise Neighborhoods: A Short History of Place” on May 2 as part of the city’s Fettuccine Forum.

Gerlach served as the Boise city historian fro 2007 to 2009 and helped establish the city’s Department of Arts and History. His specialty is the urban development of the American West.

“(Boise’s) early development patterns resulted in attractive and established residential areas which are models for contemporary planning, and yet the historic neighborhoods formed without plans and during an era of limited regulation,” a news release promoting Gerlach’s presentation reads. “What is the history of Boise’s unique sense of place, and is it possible to duplicate today?”

The May 2 event will open with the announcement of winners of the 5th Annual Caged Inspiration Poetry Contest to celebrate the conclusion of National Poetry Month and a special announcement from Boise State University, according to the news release.

Here are the details:

When and Where:

-  May 2, 2013:  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the presentation begins at 5:30 p.m.
-  Rose Room, in downtown Boise’s historic Union Block, 718 W. Idaho Street
-  Complimentary snacks and no host bar

The Fettuccine Forum is produced by the Boise City Department of Arts & History in conjunction with Boise State University College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs. This season, the Forum is sponsored by the Idaho Humanities Council with support from the Office of the Mayor, Boise State Public Radio, Platform Architecture-Design, TAG Historical Research, Preservation Idaho, Idaho State Historical Society, Trademark Sign, and Landmark Impressions.  The informal monthly event gives the public a chance to interact with politicians, artists, historians, activists, advocates and professionals in an effort to promote good citizenship and responsible growth through education.

The Forum includes a companion workshop, offered for graduate and undergraduate credit.

For more information, contact Todd Shallat at tshalla@boisestate.edu
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