The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

Museum parlor walls contain memories, mysteries


July 1, 2020

THE PARLOR at East Linn Museum contains a wide variety of period household entertainment and artistic exhibits, including "Home Sweet Home."

Let us suppose, for a moment, that you are back in the early parts of the 20th century, attending a family gathering at Grandma's.

Grandpa is there, too, but the house is always thought of as Grandma's. You and your cousin have argued, one of those "He did it; she did; no, did not; yes, did too" affairs.

The verdict having gone against you, you find yourself sitting in the back parlor in a chair several sizes too big, to consider life and your future.

Surprisingly, the parlor looks exactly like the little one in the East Linn Museum.

"Don't play on the organ," comes your mother's voice t...

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