When: Thu., Sept. 4, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 5, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 2008
The Modernism in the Northwest event features local and national experts speaking on the distinctive characteristics of mid-century American architecture. Lectures on Thursday include a lunch box lecture with a presentation by the National Trust for Historic Preservation by Anthea Hartig, Ph. D., as well as "Identifying Mid-century Residential Architectural Styles" with Jeanne Lambin and "Interior Design of the Mid-century" with Janice Stevenor Dale. On Friday, an interactive bus tour around residential subdivisions gives participants a look at Arthur Troutner homes and adaptive re-use projects. The highlight is a 50s-style mid-century house party from 7-10 p.m. at the Doebler Home in the Boise Foothills and is a benefit for Preservation Idaho. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. For a full schedule, visit the Web site.