2009-08-06 / Local & State

Child's Rocker Donated To FCHS Museum

Will Truax of Pleasant Ridge was a farmer, minister, cabinet and coffin maker who produced large numbers of ladder-back chairs for local customers during his lifetime of 1859 to 1929. Chairs show up at auctions of Fulton County families and can be identified by family knowledge or by style.

A child's rocker donated to the Historical Society Museum has similarities to adult rockers known to have been made by Truax and is being donated to the museum by D.A. Washabaugh III of McConnellsburg. The Historical Society seeks to preserve items unique to Fulton County and is pleased to add this handmade chair to its permanent collection.

The Fulton House museum is open this summer, staffed by volunteers every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The summer exhibit features children's toys plus a small Lincoln display in honor of his birth in 1809. Museum admission is free. For more information, contact museum curator Edie Coleman at 814-735- 3039.

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