6 results for month: 09/2015


Birth Anniversary – William Sutton

Today is the one-hundred fiftieth anniversary of the birth of William J Sutton. He was the Principal of the Cheney Public School from 1887 to 1890. He then became the Principal of the Cheney Normal School from 1892 to 1897. He taught History and Philosophy of Education. He was a charismatic and beloved teacher, though he could also be stubborn and strong-willed. He is credited for keeping the Normal School operating through the funding veto of Governor McGraw in 1893. Sutton served in the State Senate starting in 1913, where he once again persuaded the legislature to overturn an appropriations veto of for the Normal School. Senator Sutton ...

80 for 80

The Cheney Historical Museum is a funky little place with handmade signs and a poster-paper timeline. But our visitors tell us there is a warmth and welcome feeling when they come in. We love sharing our small-town friendliness and chatting with people. You make that possible when you donate. Give today – close the gap. http://www.cheneymuseum.org/pricing-2/

Looking Back – 1915 Manual Arts Building

One hundred years ago in 1915, the State Normal School opened its new Manual Arts building. The building was known as the Industrial Arts building in 1932, the Maintenance Shop in 1969, and the Computer Science building from 1984 until 2006.


80 for 80 Campaign

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. Give today - close the gap. http://www.cheneymuseum.org/campaign/