to host workshop
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood will host a workshop entitled The Basics of Archives on Tuesday, February 7 from 10:00 to 3:00. The session will be held in the Johanna Room of the Spirit Center next to the museum. Steve Walker, Idaho State Archivist, will be the instructor. The general public is invited as well as people who are responsible for historic records.
The Council of State Archivists in conjunction with the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) put the course together for archivists and people who are responsible for historic records. The workshop is, in fact, an introduction to archives and archivists. Some topics to be covered include: What are examples of historic records? What do you collect and how do you collect it? How do you process your collections? How do you house your collections? Who uses historical records? Plus much more.
There is no charge for the workshop but if you are planning to attend please call the museum at (208) 962-2050 so they have some indication as to seating required. Those who wish to eat lunch in the dining room of the monastery need to notify the museum also of their intentions. The meal cost is $7.00.