Cottonwood book

Many employees and sisters are direct descendants of the people who contributed to the story the Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving. This photo is of Historical Museum staff Debra Graham's father who was a pack guide, farmer, and bartender.

COTTONWOOD -- The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude recently announced an upcoming third volume to “Our Story,” the collection of first-person histories that celebrates local families and their ancestors’ lives in the Cottonwood, Keuterville, Greencreek, Ferdinand, and Salmon River areas. The third volume will be the final one in the series.

The first two volumes are about to enter a fourth printing and the books’ success has inspired a third volume.

“The response has been overwhelming,” said Debra Graham, a museum staff member. “People are excited about it because it is about them.”

Submissions are now being accepted for the third volume. The main criteria for submitted articles is that the family should have roots in the Cottonwood, Keuterville, Greencreek, Ferdinand, or Salmon River areas. Submissions can be up to 1,000 words and can include up to three images. Please submit on a disk or email to Shirley Gehring at or Historical Museum, 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, ID 83522. Submissions must be received by June 30. Any questions may be directed to Shirley at 208-962-2053.

The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude's mission is to preserve the rich heritage of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Camas Prairie, Snake River, Salmon River, and surrounding areas.

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