County Community Day at the museum
The Sunday, September 18th Idaho County Community Day at the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude brought out some enthusiastic patrons. Guests viewed the many thousands of artifacts on display in our “home of the past” and accepted the challenge to identify persons and places on selected photographs to learn more about the collection. In addition, many guests, whose ancestors were among Camas Prairie’s first pioneers, reminiscenced about bygone days.
Special guests of the day were Bruce and Nancy Dreher, now residing in the Slate Creek area. Bruce formerly worked for the Forest Service, but after retirement he focused on restoring weathered and worn mountain buildings. Nancy is a bronze sculptor, creator of the “Tsceminicum”, the giant sculpture that overlooks the Lewiston- Clarkston area from the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers.
Jim Rehder was the winner of the sports watch drawing, and many guests added a Raspberry Festival T-shirt to their wardrobe.
The Museum staff plans to have a similar event again in 2012 and extends much appreciation to the group who attended our first Community Day. The next museum event is the lecture series beginning on Thursday, Sept. 29, 7:00 p.m. with Dr. Gary Eller, folklorist and musician. The performance will be in the Monastery Chapel and feature early songs of the Salmon River and Hells Canyon Region.