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“Historic Pocatello: People and Places” conference set April 27 at ISU

The Idaho State University Department of History and the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will present the “Historic Pocatello: People and Places” conference on April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Wood River Room.

Guest speakers include Nick Nielson, Pocatello attorney and chair of the Historic Preservation Committee; Trent Clegg, reference specialist at the Marshall Public Library; Jacquee Alvord, Historic Preservation Committee; Kevin Marsh, ISU history professor; Randy Dixon, chair of the Relight the Night Committee; Kristine Hunt, ISU history instructor; and Ellen Ryan, head of special collections at ISU.

Relight the Night committee chair Dixon will give a presentation about the accomplishments and the future goals of the committee. Since the committee was formed in 2012, Relight the Night has seen the relighting of fourteen historic neon signs in Old town Pocatello. Dixon is a native of Pocatello and a Pocatello High Class of 1967 graduate. He has a deep love of community and the history that surrounds it.

The conference is free and open to the public.

April 27

• 9 a.m. – Welcome by Nick Nielson, Pocatello attorney and chair of the Pocatello Historic Preservation Committee

• 9:15 a.m. – Trent Clegg, reference specialist at Marshall Public Library, “The Quietly Insistent Legacy of Edward Manson Stevenson

• 9:45 a.m. – Jacquee Alvord, Pocatello Historic Preservation Committee, “Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert: Pocatello Artist”

• 10:15 a.m. – Break

• 10:30 a.m. – Kevin Marsh, ISU history professor, “Pocatello’s Triangle Neighborhood: A Slice of American or an Exceptional Community?”

• 11 a.m. – Keynote Speaker: Randy Dixon, chair of the Relight the Night Committee, “Relighting the Night in Old Town Pocatello”

• noon – Lunch (Lunch is not provided)

• 1:15 p.m. – Kristine Hunt, ISU history instructor, “Monarchs and Mudbaths: The Bungalow in Southeast Idaho Culture”

• 1:45 p.m. – Ellen Ryan, ISU head of special collections, “Exploring New Deal-Era Architecture on ISU’s Campus”

• 2:15 p.m. – Nick Nielson, “Marcus Grundfor on the Standrod House”

• 2:45 p.m. – Nick Nielson, “The Future of Historic Preservation in Pocatello” and Closing Comments