5 results for month: 03/2016


Looking Back: 1891 Jamieson School

One hundred twenty-five years ago on March 31, 1891, The Jamieson School District organized. This district was northeast of Cheney in the area of today's Sunset school.

Looking Back: 1966 Christian Church 80th Celebration

Fifty years ago on March 27, 1966, the Cheney Christian Church held a celebration for its 80th anniversary.

Collection Spotlight: Edison Phonograph

Last year we received a number of music players and records. We are delighted to add a new member to our home entertainment collection from Dr. Peter Hansen. Here is a Edison “Diamond Disc” phonograph from about 1914. With it’s 51-inch tall Chippendale style cabinet, this beauty was originally priced at $250. The lower cabinet has two drawers filled with original Edison phonograph discs.  

Businesses that have disappeared

This year we are looking back at businesses in our communities. It is an opportunity for some of us to remember people and stores, and for others to learn more about our past. The Business Exhibit is also an invitation to all of you to share your memories of downtown Cheney, Tyler, Four Lakes, Marshall, and Amber. You can help us build a richer story of our town. Post to our Facebook page, send an email, write us a letter to P.O. Box 457, Cheney 99004. In this digital age, you can record your memories and we'll help you upload or send us the file. Sharing your stories will help future generations know our communities better. The exhibit ...

Looking Back: 1916 Sutton Gave Talk

One hundred years ago in 1916, Cheney’s William J. Sutton gave a talk in Spokane. A large number of Cheney, Tyler, and Amber residents went up to hear him traveling by wagon or on a special run of the electric train from Cheney.