The Cheney Historical Museum, which was evacuated from Cheney’s Community Center in January, will soon move into temporary housing, allowing us to gather our things back together and keep them safe while we work with the city and others to develop a permanent home.
Cheney’s Park and Community Center Bond on November’s ballot includes funds to help the museum secure that permanent home. The museum won’t be in the community center at Betz Park. We are researching building options in town including the old train depot, among others. Each of those options will have moving, repair and/or remodeling costs. Funds from the park bond will be used to match grant funds to pay for those costs.
Some folks say, just move back into the Wren Pierson building. I’ll remind those folks that the good old days weren’t so good. The bay doors which made part of our exterior wall were falling apart, our front door was rotting through and our lighting and power were dreadfully inadequate. The insurance money won’t address these issues.
I urge you to vote yes for Cheney’s Park and Community Center Bond this November. Build a home for our past and a future for our children.