Raspberry Social 2022
Three of the portrayers in the museum at the Raspberry Social. From left Paige Forsmann portrayed her great great aunt Sr. Ildephonse Nuxoll; Courtney Forsmann Toth portrayed Sr. Johanna, who helped start the Monastery and Lynnae Iffrig who portrayed Mother Hildegarde Vogler. They are in front of a mural showing several of the first nuns at St. Gertrude.
Beth Forsmann as Sr. Alfreda Elsensohn, who started St. Gertrude’s Museum in an attic of the old St. Gertrude’s School, which has been recreated in the current museum.
The museum moved to the basement of the current school building, now Prairie High School, before moving to the current building.
Dave Cloke as Buckskin Bill has a laugh with some museum visitors during the Raspberry Social.
Taylor Wilkins as Winifred Rhoades Emmanuel talks about her life with museum visitors. The artifacts shown were collected by Emmanuel’s husband Sam and donated to the museum after she died.
Monica Goeckner as Polly Bemis in front of a display of a couple of Polly's dresses.
Pat Cloke as Frances Wisner talks about some of Wisner’s accomplishments such as a footbridge over the Salmon River and getting guides using aerial spotters for hunting banned.
Courtney Toth as Sr. Johanna talks about the nuns coming to Idaho to found St. Gertrude’s Monastery.
Tim Forsmann, right, portrayed Sabi Frei who was a worker at the Monastery and also drove school bus for the Academy.
The raspberry products booth was well patronized as a customer checks out some raspberry popcorn. They also sold bread, jam and the ever popular raspberry wine.
The Raspberry Shortcake was popular again this year.
Many people looked through the items in the surplus booths.
Some of the live music acts that performed on the Monastery steps throughout the day.
The Cottonwood Lions Club and The Hangout provided food options for event goers.