day at Museum
To show appreciation for community support, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude is hosting its 2nd Annual Idaho County Community Day on Sunday, October 28, from 2-4 p.m. at the Museum.
Admission is free. New exhibits since last year's event include a display of artifacts donated during the Museum's first eighty years as well as a collection of political pins from past election cycles. A raffle will be conducted every half hour.
Please join the museum staff in thanking Idaho County citizens for their generous support for the past 81 years!
Final lecture is this week
The final lecture of the 13th Annual Historical Museum Fall Lecture Series is this Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 pm with “Spirits of the Salmon River” by presenter Kathy Deinhardt Hill. The wild and rugged Salmon River Canyon has been home to a variety of people, from outlaws to miners, trappers to homesteaders. For some, the Salmon River truly became the "River of No Return," as they died and were buried along its edge. In her presentation, Kathy Deinhardt Hill relates the stories of thirty-five of those whose marked gravesites can be found along the river from North Fork to White Bird. She describes the details of their lives, including what drew them to the Salmon River, what made them stay, and what caused their deaths in the rugged Idaho Wilderness. In addition to the biographical vignettes of each individual, the slide presentation also features the unique grave markers that can be found along the river.
Kathy Deinhardt Hill is a retired teacher living in McCall. Raised in northern Idaho, she received her B.S. degree in journalism from the University of Idaho. Since her first trip down the Salmon River in 1989, she has focused her attention on the history of Idaho. Hill has published several books.
This program is made possible by funding from the Idaho Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This lecture is free and held in Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood. Each lecture event includes a Q&A session with the presenters. Light refreshments will be provided. For further information on the October lecture series, visit www.HistoricalMuseumAtStGertrude.org or call 208-962-2050.