FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2021 AT 5 PM PDT – 7 PM PDT
The Warden’s Son Book Release Party
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Mark your calendars for the release of The Warden’s Son, a posthumous memoir about growing up at the Idaho State Penitentiary by Jerry Clapp, son of Idaho’s longest serving Warden, Lou Clapp, and featuring an introduction by Anthony Parry, Old Idaho Penitentiary Interpretive Specialist. This fascinating “family portrait” brings stories of the Idaho State Penitentiary to life with chilling recollections of riots, escapes, and hangings as witnessed by a little boy living on the prison grounds.
Admission is $8 for adults or free with the purchase of a book and includes presentations by the publisher and widow of Jerry Clapp. ISHS Members receive free admission and an in-store 10% discount on The Warden’s Son.
Ticket sales begin Tuesday, April 20 at 10:00am at history.idaho.gov.
Black History – On This Day in 1959
The Norfolk 17–February 2, 1959
Sixty-five years ago today, seventeen cautiously brave Black teenagers rocked the foundation of the racist South, accomplishing what many at the time had thought impossible … ending segregation at six public schools in Norfolk, Virginia. If getting there had been a war, being there was horrendous.
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