Artifact of the Month Archive
Taking a name from a local creek, J. T. Wampler opened Tanglewood Branch Brewing Company in Fayetteville in 2011. . . .
This papier maché egg probably belonged to twins Mary and Ellen Russell of Harrison (Boone County) in the early 1920s. The word “GERMANY” stamped inside the egg helps narrow down when it was made. Up until about 1920 . . .
Gaines Tucker and his wife, Estelle “Essie” Dill West Tucker, used this handmade fireplace poker at their home in the Dean community near Metalton (Carroll County). . . .
This Rockwell hardness tester was used to determine the strength, or “hardness,” of metal. Hardness was measured by attempting to put a dent into metal . . .
This free-standing wooden font originally included a metal water basin housed under the font’s conical lid. Water from the basin was used to perform the rite of baptism . . .
Made by the New York-based Eden Toys, Inc., this musical mouse spins in a circle while playing “Deck the Halls.” It has a copyright date of 1982 and was sewn in Haiti. . . .