Fuel your imagination with things to see, hear, and touch in our pioneer galleries. See how technology has changed our way of life, yet how our pioneer ancestors would recognize much in our lives today. Learn about our beginnings, and how world events affected life here.
The Cheney Historical Museum and Archive offers the best qualities of small-town America; a friendly, informal place where you are encouraged to look, linger, have a conversation, ask questions, and tell us your story as you learn about ours.


  • History

    Our collection includes a timeline, maps, images, archives, and school annuals, databases of businesses and places, as well as objects to help you learn about or research our local history.

  • Genealogy

    We have an archive of images, documents, autograph books, high school and college annuals which may include your ancestor; our People Books have obituaries, newspaper clippings, & images.

  • Tours

    We are happy to work with your schedule for scouts, school, Red Hat, church, senior, daycare, family, or friends groups to visit the museum. Call 509-235-9015 to schedule a tour.

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What We Collect Exhibit

Collection of fishing luresLet’s try something completely different. This year we are inviting the Cheney community to create an exhibit by showing off their collections. We think it will be fun to see what people collect AND what conversations and memories those things evoke.

Do you have a collection to share? As long as we can fit it into the museum, we want to show off your collection. Please tell your friends and neighbors, share at church or organizations, and help us spread the word to invite our community to be part of this exhibit.

Ready to jump in? Have a question? Want a flyer to share? Contact Joan director@cheneymuseum.org or 509-850-0447.