Smithsonian Museum Day at Historical Museum
On Saturday September 29, 2012, The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will open its doors free of charge along with over 1,400 other participating venues for the eighth annual Museum Day Live! This immensely successful program, in which The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude  will emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, encourages learning and the spread of knowledge nationwide.
Inclusive by design, Museum Day Live! fulfills Smithsonian Media’s mission to make cultural education accessible to everyone. For one day only, The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude  will grant free access to visitors who download a Museum Day Live! ticket at Last year’s event drew over 350,000 museum-goers, and this year’s Museum Day Live! is expected to attract close to 400,000 participants.
“Opening the doors to our remarkable collections fulfills  the museum's mission to serve as stewards of the history of Idaho County"  according to Museum Director Dr. Sam. Couch.  "We are grateful to participate in this remarkable program."
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude houses a treasure of artifacts showcasing the history of north central Idaho. View special exhibits, including the story of the Benedictine Sisters, Polly Bemis and Buckskin Bill. Discover the Rhoades Emmanuel Gallery – a collection of rare, exquisite Asian and European artifacts dating to the 14th century.
The Museum Day Live! Ticket will be available to download beginning in August at Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! Ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2012 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit  
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude is located at 465 Keuterville Road Cottonwood, Idaho on the campus of St. Gertrude's Monastery.  For further information, contact the museum at or at 208-962-2050.

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522


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503 King St.
P.O. Box 157
Cottonwood, ID 83522-0157
Fax 208-962-7131
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