Maynard Fosberg and his late wife Margaret purchased their home at the corner of D Street and Mountain View Road in 1951, an era when that location was still considered part of rural Latah County and too far afield for city services or even milk delivery from a local creamery. Nearly 70 years later, the Fosberg property is now a natural oasis within the urban setting of northeast Moscow.
Join Palouse Land Trust and the Latah County Historical Society for a special evening of heritage, history, and the conservation legacy of the Fosberg Farm. A short guided tour of the property will start at 5:30, followed by a guided conversation with Mr. Fosberg about his experiences with the land, and all that has changed in the past 70 years.
Refreshments and light snacks will be provided thanks to the generous support of the Latah County Community Foundation.
The free and family-friendly program is offered in conjunction with the forthcoming exhibition of Crossroads: Change in Rural America, a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition show brought to the state by the Idaho Humanities Council. LCHS is coordinating the exhibit’s six week run in Moscow at the Chamber of Commerce downtown office, beginning on August 23rd.