Preserving the Past for the Future
Our mission is to preserve the rich heritage of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Camas Prairie, Snake River, Salmon River, and surrounding areas. View special exhibits, including the stories of the Benedictine sisters, the Nez Perce people, and fascinating local characters such as Polly Bemis and Buckskin Bill. Visit a replica of the original attic museum began by Sister Alfreda Elsonsohn, celebrated Idaho historian and foundress of the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. Join us for our annual Raspberry Festival fundraiser, October Lecture Series, and other fun and educational family events.


Open year-round Monday through Saturday, except for certain holidays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  

We are closed July 4th, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year's Eve and Day. Check with us for other holiday schedules.

Adults - $6
Students - $3 (7-17)
Children under 6 – FREE

Museum Members – FREE

Book & Gift Shop
Find books on the history of Idaho along with handcrafts and other items at the Book & Gift Shop. Some items also available online.
“This museum bears witness to our lives. It helps people know from their youth that they are not alone and their ancestors are standing by.”
Gaitha Pace, Executive Director of Idaho Heritage Trust
“What a magnificent job you have done.”
Earl Bennett, trustee of the Idaho State Historical Society
(208) 962-2054

465 Keuterville Road
Cottonwood, Idaho  83522