Artifact of the Month Archive

“Cathedral Window” Quilt

“Cathedral Window” Quilt

This circa 1970 “Cathedral Window” quilt was made by Charlotte Shepard of Fayetteville. “Cathedral Window” became a popular quilt pattern in the mid-1900s. . . .

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Pocket Watch

Pocket Watch

When Lee Gregg asked Betty Jones to marry him in the late 1890s, she asked for a pocket watch instead of a wedding ring.

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Red, White, and Blue Dress

Red, White, and Blue Dress

Jessie Stewart (1892-1980) showed her patriotic spirit when she wore this dress to the annual reunion at St. Paul (Madison County) in the early 1900s.

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Ozark Nuthead Dolls

Ozark Nuthead Dolls

“Hillbilly Wedding,” a hickory nut doll diorama, was made by Ben Smith and his wife, Ethel. The Smiths, who lived in the Fayetteville/Springdale area, made dolls and other souvenir items . . .

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Jigsaw Puzzle

Jigsaw Puzzle

This puzzle was a souvenir of the 1939 New York’s World’s Fair held at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York. With a slogan of “Dawn of a New Day,”  the fair opened . . .

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Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SP

Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SP

This camera has seen a lot of Northwest Arkansas history. It belonged to longtime photojournalist Charles Bickford who worked for the Springdale News . . .

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