Elanor Douglass Scofield Oral History

If you’ve been in Fallon awhile (or checked out the new walking tour on our app!) You probably know of the big pink house. You might even know that it used to belong to a man named R.L. Douglass. But his family has a long and complicated history, as his daughter Elanor discusses in her…

Marie Gomes Madsen Rogers Oral History

Last week we heard one take on CC Comm, and this week we have another. Marie Rogers worked as a switchboard operator there for many years, and has great insights into how it changed from the 1930s to the 1980s. Take a listen here!

Harold William Rogers Oral History

This week we’re focusing on a classic Churchill County Institution – CC Comm. Our interviewee, Harold Rogers, spent many years working for the company and eventually wound up running it! Take a listen here.

New Exhibit – Healthcare Heroes Open Now!

Our newest exhibit, Healthcare Heroes pays tribute to healthcare workers in Churchill County throughout time, from Numa medicine doctors to today’s covid response. Come check it out in our Dodge-Fitz Changing Gallery!

Can you hear me now?

On this day 145 years ago, the very first telephone call was made. Alexander Graham Bell called his assistant, Thomas Watson on March 10th, 1876. The first words ever transmitted were “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.” Churchill County, of course, didn’t get the telephone for several more years. This switchboard was…