Dinner dance planned for March 25
Dig into that closet, dust off those wing tips and get your Zoot Suit pressed. It's time to swing into spring at the "Moonlight Serenade" Big Band dinner dance in Greencreek, ID. The Hog Heaven Big Band.
The evening's festivities will kick off with a no-host bar at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2006, at the Greencreek Community Hall. A buffet dinner featuring roast beef and all the trimmings follows at 6:30 p.m. 
Then, things really get moving from 8 to 11 p.m. when everyone's encouraged to jump out on the floor and boogie to live music by The Hog Heaven Big Band from Moscow, ID. Swing-era fashions and shameless showboating on the dance floor are encouraged. 
Moonlight Serenade is a benefit for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, ID, and will replace the Victorian Tea as the museum's annual fundraiser. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple. The event is limited to 300 people, so get your tickets early. 
"We wanted to create an event the entire prairie would enjoy," said Lyle Wirtanen, museum director. "So come on out, have fun, dress up and relive the Big Band era!" 
For more information or tickets to Moonlight Serenade, contact the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, ID, 83522, by calling (208) 962-2050 or emailing museum@velocitus.net.
About the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude Located in Cottonwood, ID, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude is celebrating 75 years of preserving the history of North Central Idaho.
Founded in 1931, the museum is one of the oldest continuously operating museums in the northwest and contains 70,000 artifacts with 12,000 on display. For more information, log onto www.historicalmuseumatstgertrude.com.

Got Archives?
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood and the Appaloosa Museum in Moscow are hosting The Basics of Archives, a workshop for archivists and others responsible for historic records. The Cottonwood workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, 10:00 - 3:00, at Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. The Moscow workshop is scheduled February 9, 10:00 - 3:00, at the Appaloosa Museum.
Steve Walker, Idaho State Archivist.The workshops are free and Steve Walker, Idaho State Archivist, will be the instructor. Everyone is invited to attend. 
The Council of State Archivists in conjunction with the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) put the course together as an introduction to introduction to archives. 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.
Bring your own lunch, or meals are available at the Monastery for $7.00, RSVP required. In Moscow, attendees can order lunch to go from Applebee's.
For more information, contact Lyle Wirtanen at the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude at 208-962-2050; or in Moscow, Sherry Caisley at the Appaloosa Museum at (208) 882-5578 ext. 279.

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