17 results for month: 05/2015


80th Birthday – First Items – Carriage Lamp

This black metal carriage lamp was donated by Mary Rich Pomeroy. It is stamped: 08 Diamond, IMPD, C.T.Ham MFG Co., Rochester NY USA. The lamp came from the gig (buggy) of Dr. Francis Pomeroy, who drove a white horse named Charley. Charley always brought the doctor home, even when the good doctor was asleep.

80 for 80 Campaign – School Tours

We need you! Each year we need to raise $8,000 to pay the rent, utilities, and insurance so we can remain open. We get no money from the city, county, or state – it all comes from folks like you. This week will be invaded by 100 Second graders from Cheney schools. Please help us to be here for them next year. Donate to the museum today.

Mystery – Woman at museum

This photo was taken in the museum in the late 1960s or 1970s. The woman on the right is Lulu Cutting, director of the museum for many years, but the woman on the left is unidentified. Can you tell us her name?

80th Birthday – 1935 Ad – Grain Growers

The Cheney Grain Growers, Inc. was the place to go to for your farm supplies and seed. This spring advertisement offers several varieties of hay seed.

Mystery – Vernon

This appears to be a graduation photo, signed Vernon. Can you help us give Vernon his last name? Part of a collection of photographs from the Philleo-McGourin families.

Mystery – Young Woman

Part of a collection of photographs from the Philleo-McGourin families. Do you recognize the woman? Can you tell us where this photo was taken?

Mystery – Camper

This young woman is going camping by a lake or river. Part of a collection of photographs from the Philleo-McGourin families.  

80th Birthday – First Items – Rifle

This early percussion rifle was converted to shotgun to shoot game birds. The stock was hand-carved. It was used by pioneer, Joseph Chambers who arrived with his family in 1879.  

Mystery – Girls

From the early 1900s photo of two young women on a farm or rodeo ground with hill in the background. Part of a collection of photographs from the Philleo-McGourin families.  

Mystery – Couple

Part of a collection of photographs from the Philleo-McGourin families. Do you recognize this couple?