Become a Member of the Museum!

As a member of the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, you will join with others who are interested in preserving an important part of our heritage.

You will be a partner with us in providing a lasting cultural and educational resource to the community, to the region and beyond.

You will help us bridge the past and the the future.


Membership Categories

Members' names will be on plaques that will be updated annually in the entrance of the Museum, the Welcome Center.

Single $30 (one adult): Free admittance to the Museum; newsletter

Two Adults $50: Free admittance to the Museum; newsletter

Family $75: Free admittance for two adults and children under 18; newsletter

Supporter $500: Free admittance to Museum, newsletter, 10% discount on all items in the Gift Shop.

Lifetime Member $5,000: Free admittance to the Museum, newsletter, 10% discount on all items in the Gift Shop.

Non-Profit Institution $30 (libraries, historical societies, churches, schools): newsletter

Select a Membership Category

Give to history.

Preservation, maintenance and education activities are costly, but not as costly as the loss of a historic collection and our historic culture. Once an item is professionally preserved, the upkeep and maintenance continues on a regular basis. We have over 60,000 artifacts in the Museum’s collection. Operating expenses for preservation materials, a temperature and humidity controlled environment, utilities and salaries are all part of the cost.

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Memorial Gifts ~ "Tree of Life"

You can honor a departed loved one with a memorial gift to the Historical Museum. Your loved one's name will be placed on a copper leaf and added to the "Tree of Life." More information: 208-962-2050

Gifting of Artifacts

The Museum accepts gifts that have historical significance to the Camas Prairie and surrounding areas. Examples of items of interest include, but are not limited to, old letters, manuscripts, photographs, books, ledgers, clothing, furniture, and weapons. Museum staff can visit with you to determine whether items have significance for our collection, or you can bring them to the Museum for evaluation. It is helpful to have as much historical information as possible about each artifact. When was it made? Who made it? Who has owned it? What is the story or stories related to the artifact? What is it and how was it used? Why is it important? The Museum will have you sign a “statement of gift” which assigns the artifact to the Museum and which can be used by you as a tax deduction as defined by law.