Cottonwood, Idaho: Historical Museum at St. Gertrude

Sister Alfreda Elsensohn began the collection in 1931. Among its artifacts is a WWI "victory helmet" for Germans to wear when they conquered Paris (never used) and a two-headed pig in a jar.

Address:
465 Keuterville Rd, Cottonwood, ID
Directions:
From downtown Cottonwood turn west onto Front St./Keuterville Rd and follow it for 2.5 miles. The entrance to St. Gertrude's will be on the right.
Hours:
Daily 9-4:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
208-962-2050
Admission:
Adults $6.
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Historical Museum at St. Gertrude

Little museum was started in an attic where a Benedictine Sister from the neighboring monastery displayed the taxidermy that she taught her students how to make. The collection is full of all kinds of fun oddities and exhibits.

[Rose, 11/22/2022]

Sister Alfreda Elsensohn began the collection in 1931. Among its artifacts is a WWI "victory helmet" for Germans to wear when they conquered Paris (never used) and a two-headed pig in a jar.


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