presents lecture series
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will present its Fifth Annual Fall Lecture Series in October. Begun in 2000, the lecture series rediscovers the history and settlement of north central Idaho. Past lecture topics have included the early settlement in Hells Canyon, the Battle of White Bird, mining in Buffalo Hump, and historic quilts of Idaho.
All lectures are held on Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the dining room of the Monastery of St. Gertrude. Refreshments are served.
The first lecture is scheduled for October 14 when Dr. Patricia Keith and Carole Simon-Smolinski will present “Stories From the Canyon”. The two will present video clips for a documentary they are producing about 20th century life in Hells Canyon. Oral interviews and pictures the residents of the canyon have shared with them will be featured. Their research has been funded through a research fellowship from the Idaho Humanities Council.
On October 21, Diane Mallickan from the Nez Perce National Historical Park at Spalding will discuss “Nez Perce Family Life”. Her presentation will include a discussion of the historical and contemporary aspects of Nez Perce family life.
On October 28, Pat Cary Peek, author of the recently published book entitled Cougar Dave, Mountain Man of Idaho, will discuss the life and times of this legendary figure who lived near the Middle Fork of the Salmon River from about 1910 until his death in 1936.
The last lecture will occur on November 4 when John Fisher of Juliaetta will discuss the topic of “Medicine and the Lewis & Clark Expedition”. The medicine and medical events of the expedition utilizing a medical chest with 50 herbs and chemicals plus 15 medical instruments of the period will be presented. You will be intrigued by the medical knowledge and non-knowledge of the time.