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1935 Women’s Relief Corps Officers

The museum committee of the Tilicum Club was organized in 1935. Throughout the year we will be looking back at life and events in Cheney 80 years ago to give a new perspective on our lives today. Following a covered dish luncheon at the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) hall, the General George Wright Post #8 of the Women's Relief Corps held their installation of new officers. Mrs. Bill Waters acted as master of ceremonies during the installation of the following officers: Love Davis, President; Anna Ottomeier, Senior Vice President; Myrtle Nelson, Junior Vice President; Carrie Andrews, Secretary; Emiline Jones, Treasurer; Nora West, Conductor; Ida ...

Discoveries in Cataloging: Treasure in a ditch

This charcoal portrait of Marcella Ellison Cook, one of our earliest pioneers, was discovered in a ditch by the side of a road near Deep Creek by a woman named Jill.  The framed portrait caught her eye in among the other dumped items, and she pulled it out and took it home.  Marcella’s name was written in pencil on the back of the drawing, and Jill looked it up on the internet, where she found the Cook family’s connection to Cheney.   We are very grateful to Jill for bringing this to the museum. You can help us preserve items like this by making a small donation to the Cheney Historical Museum.  We are operated ...