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The Parlor
At the Saguache County Museum

Staffer Margaret Finnerty plays the Corona Reed Pipe Vintage Glassware in the Parlor Organ in the Parlor Triplets in the Parlor

The Parlor is a favorite with all visitors.
You can believe you are in the 1870s with portraits and photographs of early Saguache pioneers.

In the top image, Museum Staffer Margaret Finnerty is cranking out some music from the Corona reed pipe -- perhaps "My Darling Nellie Grey," or maybe "Drink to Me Only with Your Eyes."  The paper music rolls date back to the Chicago's World Fair, and are still in excellent condition.

Antique dishes resting on red satin are visible in the early wooden display.  Atop the case in the room is a newly acquired collection of fine china dolls with two gorgeous larger dolls atop the 1700s piano across the room.

Vintage family Bibles, family heirloom watches, gleaming silver tea sets and ladies dressed in their 1890s "vogue" finery who gaze demurely at the family portraits adorning the walls, are only part of the interesting items you will enjoy in our "Parlor."

A fine "Flo Blue" China bedroom toiletry set is encased beside historic saddles and braided leather whips and bridles, made by local ranchers for their daily use.

A unique German town Navajo rug looks haughtily down from the wall, still "remembering" that it once graced a local Grand Piano!

Also, in this room there is a special case in which a different display is featured annually - often honoring a recently deceased member of the community, or as is the case today, featuring a composite of four unique local collections.

Note the last image above and imagine the surprise and pleasure of Mrs. William Fellows who gave birth to triplets in Saguache on July 15, 1897.
All three were healthy and grew up to live long lives in Saguache.

Smaller collections, including pictures, give brief histories of persons of prominence in early day Saguache County.

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