4 results for tag: recreation


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.  

News from 1935: All-School Operetta

This advertisement was on the front page of the Cheney Free Press for several weeks in January 1935, inviting residents to attend the all-school presentation of the operetta, Chonita in the Cheney High School auditorium (known known as the Fisher Building.) As we celebrate the museum's 80th birthday, we are looking back to see what was going on in depression era Cheney in the year the museum collection was started. Join our celebration by making a donation to support our all-volunteer museum. Donate Now

Looking Back – November 1962

In the election of 1962, the citizens of Cheney finally passed the bond issue to finance the building of the long awaited community swimming pool.  There had been a pool at the Normal School/college since Showalter Hall was completed, and later a pool was located in the Memorial Field House, but they were not generally available to the public.         Citizens groups had been lobbying for a public community swimming pool since the 1920s, but finally a five year collaborative effort of clubs and organizations brought success. 

Discoveries in Cataloging: 1955 Davis Sporting Goods

LaVina Davis helps customers inside Davis Sporting Goods 506 1st Street in Cheney, Washington, 1955. [ Posted Wed, 06 Nov 2013 10:01:13 ]