Eighty years ago this month, in late September 1939, Ernest Hemingway arrived at the new Sun Valley Resort, having driven from Wyoming across the lava rock landscape of southern Idaho to get here with his new love interest, Martha Gellhorn. He stayed in Sun Valley for three months that first visit, and he kept coming back for another 22 years – forging strong friendships and a love of the natural landscape. He hunted upland birds and pronghorn antelope, hiked along Trail Creek and Adam’s Gulch, enjoyed long dinners with friends, wrote some of his most enduring works here, and ultimately, died here.
Mary Tyson, director of the Center for Regional History, and Jenny Emery Davidson, executive director, will give an overview of Hemingway’s legacy in Idaho, discuss how it continues to matter, and share unique Hemingway artifacts from The Community Library’s archive.
This presentation will be recorded for later viewing on our LIVESTREAM page.