KC Dem Club on-line: Britt Thurman, North Idaho Museum–Cd’A History

This Friday we follow history in Coeur d’Alene moving along our streets. No, it is not a self-guided tour. Recently the North Idaho Museum welcomed Britt Thurman, the New Executive Director. Britt is our guest speaker this Friday, February 5 at noon, ONLINE. Her first project was the relocation of the White House, no not that one, this one.

Britt’s opening remarks were, “It’s great to be back,” she said. “I grew up in Coeur d’Alene and am familiar with some of the spirit behind what makes this place special.”

The museum closed for the season Nov. 1, Thurman’s first day on the job. But even though the exhibit hall has shut its doors for the winter, Thurman will be plenty busy. She walks into the mammoth project of helping the museum transition into its new facility — the J.C. White House, now at the base of Tubbs Hill by City Hall — and beginning the next chapter of its story. Learn more.

About Britt Thurman

Thurman graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School before studying at the University of Idaho. After the Vandal graduated in 2012, she began her graduate studies at the University of Kansas, launching a museum career that expanded her acumen to include museums in Massachusetts and finally Virginia before coming back to Coeur d’Alene eight years later. She has worked at museums of varying sizes in multiple parts of the country, primarily in community engagement, accessibility, education, and exhibit design.

Be sure to connect with the Democratic Club this Friday, February 5 at noon. The link to this online gathering is distributed on the Thursday before the meeting. To request the link or assistance getting connected, contact Phil at pjwmia@aol.com.

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