This section of our displays includes furniture, photos, and artifacts from two families.
The furniture, the centennial quilt, the tea set and the ambrotypes belonged to Celia Omira Rumsey and her husband Francis Marion Shaw. They were both members of the same Methodist church in which these items are now housed. Francis was in the Civil War and spent time in Andersonville. We have part of his diary in one of Chester P. Bailey's books.
Sarah Morris was granddaughter of Benjamin Wistar Morris for whom Morris Run and Morris Townshp were named and Mary Wells for whom Wellsboro was named. She married her cousin Dr. Joseph Morris. They owned a very large part of Mansfield and donated land for the Classical Seminary [now Mansfield University] and the Episcopal Church. Joseph also laid out some of the streets. They built the Wren's Nest in 1854 and lived there the remainder of their lives. We have Sarah's writing desk, photos and books from the family.