made to lecture series
The first of four weekly lectures hosted by The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will begin this Thursday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the dining room of the Monastery of St. Gertrude.
The order of the lectures has been changed from what was originally announced. The first lecture on October 14, entitled “Nez Perce Family Life”, will be presented by Diane Mallickan, park ranger and cultural interpreter at the Nez Perce National Historical Park at Spalding. Nez Perce family structure for hundreds of years was based upon very strong principles that surrounded children and their security. Ms. Mallickan will share the importance of the kinship system and its implications for Nez Perce family life, yesterday and today.
On October 21, Dr. Patricia Keith and Carole Simon-Smolinski will present video clips for a documentary they are producing about 20th century life in Hells Canyon. Entitled “Stories From Hells Canyon”, the two speakers will share oral interviews and pictures that the residents shared with them of life in the canyon over the last hundred years. Their research was funded through a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council.
On October 28, Pat Cary Peek, author of a 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.
On Nov. 4, John Fisher of Juliaetta will present a lecture entitled “Medicine and the Lewis & Clark Expedition”. His talk will be supplemented with a medical chest containing 50 herbs and chemicals plus 15 medical instruments used during the expedition. Mr. Fisher will intrigue the audience with the medical knowledge and non-knowledge of the time.
Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. If you have questions please feel free to contact the museum at (208)962-7123.