At the Saguache County Museum
The Parlor is
a favorite with all visitors.
You can believe you are in the
1870s with portraits and photographs of early Saguache
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.
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
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.
German town Navajo rug looks haughtily down from the wall, still
"remembering" that it once graced a local Grand Piano!
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.
collections, including pictures, give brief histories of persons of
prominence in early day Saguache County.
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