Artifact of the Month Archive

Fort Leonard Wood Pillow Sham

Donated by Norman and Elsie Young Norman Young (1913-1989) was born near the Madison County community of Wesley. He enlisted in the Army in 1943, trained at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, and served with the Army Corps of Engineers. Young's overseas tour of duty took...


Bustles were used mainly in the mid-to-late nineteenth century to expand and support the back of a woman’s dress.

Emerson “Patriot” Radio

With a world war looming, Emerson Radio and Phonograph Company began producing the “Patriot” line of radios in 1940.

Fork and Spoon Set

Elegant pattern names accompany this circa 1890 serving set: “Assyrian Head” for the fork and “Fontainebleau” for the spoon.