The Coeur d’Alene Regatta will be the topic for regional historian Robert Singletary as his series, “Inland Northwest Milestones,” continues Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
The first regatta was held in the Lake City in 1913 and continued as an annual event into the 1920s. The event attracted thousands of people and Tubbs Hill once had viewing stands built on its slopes to accommodate the crowds.
The free lecture series is offered in partnership with the Museum of North Idaho in the Community Room, usually on the fourth Thursday of each month, except for the final program which will be presented on Nov. 30 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Subsequent programs will be:* Aug. 24:
Farming in North Idaho.* Sept. 28:
Inland Empire Electric Line.* Oct. 26:
Kirtland Cutter: Spokane’s Master Architect.* Nov. 30:
History of Skiing in North Idaho.
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. For more library information visit www.cdalibrary.org
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. Library Director, Bette Ammon. Main Library hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m./Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Lake City Branch Summer Hours: Monday through Thursday, 12-5 p.m. For regular updates follow our libraries on Facebook and Twitter.