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Museum History

The Cascade Historical Museum was started in February 1977 in what is now the dining room of the Senior Center. Mrs. Elsie Nicholls sold the building with the understanding that there would be a museum in the building. A group of towns people, consisting of Elsie Ferguson, Chairman, Angus Ferguson, Vice-Chairman, Marian Gilbert, Sec/Treas, Lena Watson, Catalogue Chairman, and working members Helen and Carl Warehime, Betty Edwin, Ken Gilbert, Peck Warehime, Tom Coulson, and Nelle Smith, formed a committee and started to work. Lylas Nicholson and Lillian VonStein arranged displays on the display cases, racks and frames built by Angus Ferguson and others. Plans for the addition which houses the present museum were drawn up by Earl Munroe and approved by state engineers and the addition was completed in about May 1983. The museum displays a significant part of the Cascade area's past and continues to grow. Please come and see us.

Dr. Vanatta's Exam Chair

The Doctor's Corner

Washing and Sewing Area

Sewing and Washing

Museum Hours Are the Same As the Center's
(See Home Page)

Please call ahead for groups or special times

Cooking Area

The Wood Cook Stove

You Can Help

The museum can use your help in obtaining additional items for display. Items can either be donated or loaned for display. Emphasis is placed on items from the local area but any items are welcome. It is very helpful, and more meaningful, if the history of use and/or ownership of the item can be provided. We are also looking for help in the following areas:

  • 1940's Electric CreamerThe museum has a cream separator on display. It is disassembled and we could use some help reassembling it if anyone knows how. This is an electric unit that was built around the early 1940's.

  • The museum would like to identify the people in the numerous old photographs on display as well as document any history or ownership of items displayed. Stop by and see if you can help.

  • Unknown Item #1We need help identifying the item pictured to the right.

Please contact the Senior Center or e-mail the webmaster if you help.

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