Hanging on a wall is an unusual
quilt made by the Ladies Aid Society of the United Methodist Church in
1898. It is made of 30 large blocks in red embroidery. Each block
represents a business that was operational in that year, and the two
active churches, the Congregational and United Methodist
The old ticket counter and window from the Creighton Depot, is obvious
upon entering the building. The old black board, used to post the train
schedules, stands tall and narrow. An old suitcase, and silk umbrella
are nearby, ready for travel
Two locked glass cabinets hold innumerable loaned and gifted items,
which are either very valuable or fragile, e.g. a pink-luster Japanese
tea set; some items from a cut glass collection; a 120 year-old doll, a
shotgun from 1898; a Sioux Indian tomahawk collection from the 1890's
etc. Displays in these cabinets may be changed from time to time.
The number of items, not easily classified, are many, from cigar boxes
to gunny sacks used to man overalls, to a hand corn planter. There are
old books, valuable volumes and magazines; a wire chicken catcher,
photos of the early days in Creighton and Bazile Mills and cemetery plot
plans, to name a few.
Not included in the display areas is a three ring note book containing
biographical sketches of families who have lived in Creighton from early
pioneer days to the present.
The information is
submitted voluntarily by those families who want to preserve a bit of