Artifact of the Month Archive
This circa 1970 “Cathedral Window” quilt was made by Charlotte Shepard of Fayetteville. “Cathedral Window” became a popular quilt pattern in the mid-1900s. . . .
When Lee Gregg asked Betty Jones to marry him in the late 1890s, she asked for a pocket watch instead of a wedding ring.
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.
“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 . . .
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 . . .
This camera has seen a lot of Northwest Arkansas history. It belonged to longtime photojournalist Charles Bickford who worked for the Springdale News . . .