. . . History is not only held here. It is born here . . .
The Jeanne Rodger Lane Center for Regional History is comprised of the Special Collections Archive, Betty Olsen Carr Reading Room, Museum, and the Hemingway House and Preserve, providing multiple ways to explore the varied terrain of central Idaho history.
Call for Nominations! Sun Valley Winter Sports Hall of Fame
The Sun Valley Winter Sports Hall of Fame welcomes nominations for the class of 2023
An individual/family/group qualifies for nomination if he/she/they have made a significant contribution over the years to a winter sport and have also given back to the local sports community. Deadline for nominations is August 31, 2023. Click here for more information.
Click here for a list of past inductees to the Sun Valley Winter Sports Hall of Fame, including such luminaries as Sigi Engl (pictured left), Lisa-Marie Allen (pictured above), Picabo Street, Muffy Davis, Jack Simpson, W. Averell Harriman, Dick Dorworth, and many more.
Deadline for nominations is August 31, 2023. The sport categories are alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, and/or ice skating. A contribution to the creation, development, and/or promotion of winter sports in the Sun Valley region is of equal importance as athletic accomplishment Click here to download the nomination form.
Regional History Resources
Explore books, maps, photographs, and more, and get research help in the Betty Olsen Carr Reading Room.
Discover local history through rotating exhibits in the Regional History Museum, Betty Olsen Carr Reading Room, and Library foyer.
Learn about Ernest Hemingway and his twenty-two year relationship with Sun Valley through the extensive special collection on-site and online.
Regional History Collections
Thousands of books and dozens of maps can be perused in the Regional History Reading Room, and special collections can be explored online and in person with the help of a reference librarian.
Additional notable collections include: Ski History | Trailing of the Sheep Collection | Winter Sports Hall of Fame Collection | Dorice Taylor Collection | Edith Ellis Hyde Papers | Art Ensign, Jr., Collection | Jayne A. Smith Collection | Institute of the American West Recordings
Current Foyer Exhibit
Las Catrinas: A Celebration of Mexican Culture
Come see our newest exhibit in the Library foyer, “Las Catrinas: A Celebration of Mexican Culture,” featuring the delightful papier-mâché art of Carlos Lecanda. Crafted with intricate detail and expert technique, the exhibit showcases a variety of traditional characters with an exclusive art piece inspired by this year’s Winter Read, Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s Sabrina & Corina: Stories.
Contact the Center for Regional History
We want to help you research and learn about the Wood River Valley, central Idaho, and the American West!