5 results for tag: exhibits

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 ...

Discoveries in Cataloging: Opening the Big Trunk 27

Toward the bottom of the trunk I found the black wool suit formal jacket and vest that was part of a three-piece wedding suit belonging to William H. Kramer (Cramer) when he married Rachel Minerva Hendricks in Indiana, December 28, 1873.  The jacket has a two-button front closure, with no exterior pockets.  The back has two pleats with buttons at waist and a single back center seam vent.  It is fully lined with cotton and faille, the upper front bodice and under arm area is quilted.  There is one inside slash breast pocket.  Interestingly, there are two finished pocket-like gaps at in the lining at the back.  No ...

Cheney Historical Museum Supports BLUE STAR MUSEUMS

More than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense Today we announce the launch of Blue Star Museums, a  collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The ...

Exhibit: The Marriage Book Project

The Marriage Book Project Wedding costume from the 1800s An exhibit of wedding costume and photographs from pioneer to modern times. Includes costumes from our collection as well as some loaned items. If you or your family called the #Cheney area home, you are encouraged to bring in or send us your wedding photo or those from your ancestors to add to our marriage book.  We can scan your photo for you. Exhibit runs from May 2nd through September 28th.  Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free, donations keep us going.