3 results for month: 07/2013


Looking Back – 125 Years Ago

One hundred twenty-five years ago in 1888, the population of Cheney was reported to be 1,600.  This was two years after Cheney was no longer the county seat.  The population was declining, as business moved to Spokane.  Cheney’s population hovered around 1,000 for the next several decades. 

Cheney Rodeo Weekend

Cheney celebrated the 46th annual Cheney Rodeo last weekend with a parade through downtown.  This year Tom Davis drove the 1949 Ford he inherited from his father, John Davis.  With the Cheney Historical Museum signs on the car, Tom drove Judy, in hat and gloves of the era, in the parade.  They took first prize in the car division.  Congratulations, and thank you Tom! We had a sidewalk sale in front of the museum, showing off our new book as well as our cookbook, Cheney afghan, and handcrafted items made by Sally. Before and after the parade, a total of about 150 visitors toured the museum.  The weather was perfect, and it ...

Biography Book Published

Our newest publication is now available through Amazon.  The 63 biographical sketches of Cheney area pioneers and long time residents can now be ordered directly through Amazon.com.  You can even take a peek inside before you buy. If you are not an Amazon fan, the book can also be ordered through the publisher, CreateSpace. We will have the book in stock at the museum in time for Rodeo weekend.   The book cover was designed by a team of graphic design students from #EWU as part of a class.  It was a fun collaboration. Three ways to buy, three ways to support the museum.  Remember all proceeds from the sale of the book go ...