In this exhibit the pioneer women are honored for their strength, bravery, and dedication to their families in creating a better life for many as they migrated west. The strong bonds that were experienced of neighboring Native American women, sharing in the daily tasks of making a home, birthing babies with only another women’s assistance,and making a hand-made mattress of cotton and cloth unlike the early ones using pine needles or corn husk.
In this room you will see beautiful hand-made quilts, clothing, woven rugs, birthing chair, spinning wheel and early items made by the women that made Show Low what it is today, “A Strong Foundation”. On display in this room, is a miniature 1836 missal catechism book for religious teachings. (34 years older than the establishment of Show Low settlement in 1870)