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The Payette County Historical Museum is managed by the PCHS or the Payette County Historical Society. The museum?s collections are housed in a historical building that once served as the location of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which was built in 1904. Majority of the museum?s collection focused on county history, ranging from artefacts that were once used as fashion and beauty products for women (e.g. polishing products for boots, ironing equipment for a dress?s ruffles and puffed sleeves) to authentic garments used in the early days of the county. During special occasions, volunteers would wear period costumes while guiding visitors around the museum. Another interesting display found at the museum is a vintage treadle sewing machine and matching antique patterns for aprons. Near this display is an exhibit area that shows visitors how and why laundry was extremely hard work in those days.

Kids touring the museum won?t be bored as there are lots of displays they?ll find interesting. One example is the antique toy collection, which includes a life-sized infant doll that has a complete set of paraphernalia like a cup, rattle, a glass feeding bottle, and many other items.
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