St. Gertrude's Monestary Idaho Historical Society

“Sister Alfred: Idaho’s Historian” Exhibit, Monastery at Saint Gertrudes, Cottonwood.

The Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) has awarded grants to 17 organizations located throughout the State of Idaho. ISHS and the Community Enhancement Grants program serve the history needs of the entire state. The program is an important way the ISHS assists groups and organizations in preserving and interpreting community history. 

The CEG program provides funds for programs; collections management; educational programming; public access; interpretive enhancements; or heritage tourism.

“The Community Grants Program provides us with an opportunity to preserve and promote Idaho’s cultural heritage,” said Janet Gallimore, executive director of the Idaho State Historical Society. “We rely on partners throughout Idaho to assist us in helping to preserve Idaho’s history.  These grants will provide additional funds for programs and organizations located throughout the state and will help to strengthen partner organizations.” 

The 2018 Community Enhancement Grants awardees are listed below:

Monastery Saint Gertrude, Cottonwood

Nez Perce County Historical Society, Lewiston

Adams County Historical Society, New Meadows

Canyon County Parks Cultural and National Resources, Caldwell

The Community Library, Ketchum

City of Idaho City

Idaho Military Museum, Boise

Lemhi County Historical Society, Salmon

Melba Valley Historical Society, Melba

Northern Pacific Depot Foundation, Wallace

Payette County Historical Society, Payette

Preservation Idaho, Boise

Samaria Community Foundation, Malad

Sandpoint Historic Preservation Commission, Sandpoint

Sawtooth Interpretive Association, Stanley

University of Idaho, Moscow

White Spring Ranch Museum, Genesee

The Idaho State Historical Society is an extraordinary system of cultural and historic resources comprised of the Idaho State Historical Museum, State Archives, State Historic Preservation Office, and Historic Sites Program.  We seek to inspire, enrich and engage all Idahoans by leading the state in preserving, sharing, and using history and cultural resources relevant to today to inform and influence the future.  Learn more about ISHS at

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