Historical Society explores present-day opioid epidemic through lens of the past

Opioids will be the topic Jan. 18 of the third installment of a Latah County Historical Society series exploring the historic roots of contemporary global issues.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. program at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow.

Washington State University associate professor of history Ken Faunce will discuss “High Society: Globalization, the drug trade and the historical basis for the Opioid Epidemic” as part of the continuing “How It’s Going, How It Started” series, supported with funds from the Idaho Humanities Council.

The Kenworthy concession stand will be open for refreshments.

Details about streaming the lecture are at latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org/events.