3 results for month: 09/2013


Discoveries in Cataloging: Muriel Lilienthal

Discoveries in Cataloging:  Art made by young Muriel Lilienthal about 1926. That they were kept speaks of a mother’s affection. How many of our mothers kept the crude works of art from our childhoods. I found my own artwork tucked in a desk drawer when cleaning out my own mother’s estate. We don’t know much about Muriel. Her mother was a student at the Cheney Normal School in 1926 & 1927. Their things were found in the attic of the barn by the Betz family, current owners of the farm. Her mother, Lucille, clipped fashion photos, collected pattern booklets, and kept numerous examples of her daughter’s art and postcards written on summer ...


Looking Back – 100 Years Ago

One hundred years ago in 1913, the Reitmeier, Hayford, Hazelwood, and Normandie schools were consolidated into Sunset School. The school was one mile south of Sunset Boulevard, but was moved one mile north of the road in 1926.  It was in 1918 that Sunset became a “highway” that linked Spokane to Cheney via the “Normal Highway,” later known as Hayford Road.