Because of ongoing concerns about the pandemic, we are offering a scaled-back version of the Raspberry Festival this year. It is going to be a more intimate “Raspberry Social” featuring some of your favorite treats and events. 

Raspberry Social

An Annual Benefit for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude – Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 11 – 3 p.m.
The Monastery of St. Gertrude and the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude’s are bringing back the summer celebration of raspberries on the first Sunday of August!
After an absence of two years, the celebration now known as the Raspberry Social has been revamped to allow for a more relaxing and safer experience for everyone.

Event Schedule

(11- 3pm) 

 Free admittance to the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude!
Explore the history of the Camas Prairie

Historical characters will be stationed within the museum and on the grounds.  Visitors will be able to talk with Mother Johanna Zumstein about her journey to America and Sr. Alfreda Elsensohn, the museum’s founder, along with the Monastery’s architect and the artist who made many of the statues.  Visitors will enjoy meeting some of the museum’s Fascinating Lives characters like Winifred Rhoades-Emmanuel, Polly Bemis and Buckskin Bill. 

With seven new state-of-the-art galleries, the museum has been transformed from a collection of artifacts
to an immersion in meaningful and relevant stories.

Carla Wilkins, curator of the Historical Museum says,
“Come join us on the front lawn of the Monastery! We have missed hosting everyone for our raspberry celebration, and we can’t wait to see you all this summer.”

Your Favorites for Sale: 
Raspberry Shortcake
Raspberry Beverages
Ice Cream
Raspberry Products and More!
The Lion’s Club will be selling their famous Lion’s Burgers

Local Musical Groups
Art show at the Spirit Center
New, Used, and Vintage Sale

Be a Volunteer!

Volunteers are vital to the Raspberry Social!
Email cbarton@stgertrudes.org if you are interested in joining us!

Raspberry Festival is an Annual Benefit for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Cottonwood, Idaho.

 INFO: 208-962-5060

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