Exhibit documents lives of Latah County immigrants


An open house for the Latah County Historical Society’s “Inland Northwest Immigrants: Newcomers to Latah County” is set for 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the McConnell Mansion, 110 S. Adams St., in Moscow.

The exhibit, created by historical society intern Jessica O'Rourke, explores the lives of German, Irish and Swedish immigrant families through items such as photos, documents and a 1914 wedding dress. It will remain on display through the end of August.



click to enlarge Items from the “Inland Northwest - Immigrants: Newcomers to Latah County” exhibit now on display in Moscow.
Items from the “Inland Northwest Immigrants: Newcomers to Latah County” exhibit now on display in Moscow.

O'Rourke, a Washington State University graduate student focusing on public history, assembled the exhibit for her internship final project, assisted by Moscow Contemporary and WSU.

More information is available by emailing lchslibary@latahcountyid.gov or calling (208) 882-1004.


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