. . . 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.
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
Dale Chihuly: Blanket Cylinders
With this extraordinary body of work, renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly aims to convey his appreciation and respect for the histories, cultures, and arts of the Indigenous tribes of North America, and to recognize the influence of Native cultures on contemporary arts.
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!