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The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude announces the 14th Annual Fall Lecture Series. These events, held on Thursdays during the month of October, provide insights into the history of our region and presentations on topics of interest to the local public. Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. A Q&A session with the presenters follows the lectures. Light refreshments are provided.
October 3, 2013—Dick Craig will share his research on the Bethmann Ranch near Pardee, Idaho. His book, “They Called This Canyon Home” is based on that research.
October 10, 2013—Richard Holm, Jr. tells of his adventures researching his book about remote Idaho airstrips entitled, “Bound for the Back Country.”
October 17, 2013—Noted historian and raconteur, Cort Conley, returns to the series and shares his musings in a "Poem About St. Gertrudes."
October 24, 2013—Noted historian, Priscilla Wegars, presents a "prequel" to her book on the Japanese Internment Camp at Kooskia, Idaho. “As Rugged as the Terrain” recounts uses for the camp prior to World War II, which included a CCC Camp and a federal prison camp. (This program is made possible by funding from the Idaho Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.)
October 31, 2013—State Historian Keith Petersen will give a presentation called "Inventing Idaho." In commemoration of this year's territorial sesquicentennial, the presentation looks back at critical decisions made in the early territorial period that impact Idahoans every day.
The events are held in the Johanna Room at Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude located at 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, Idaho. Suggested donations for the lectures are $5.00 for singles and $7.50 for couples. For further information on the Lecture Series, contact the Museum at 208-962-2050. in Cottonwood, Idaho.
St. Gertrude’s chapel in 1941. Author and historian Cort Conley will present “Poem About St. Gertrudes” on October 17.