Artifact of the Week — December

This photo is from the Reed-Wade Community Home Demonstration Club Scrapbook from 1960.  Featured in the photo are Mrs. Myrtle Barnett and other club members.  A young boy wearing a cowboy hat and a small refrigerator can also be seen in the photo.  This photo is part of the Barnett Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — November 29, 2018

This pottery pitcher is shaded in medium to pale blue.  On both sides of the piece there is an oval raised decoration featuring two cows.  The pitcher stands 8 ¼ inches tall and is 8 inches wide at the top which includes the handle and pouring spout.  The picture belonged to Roberta McGuire Bell of Locust Grove, Arkansas.  This object is part of the Gerhardt Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

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Artifact of the Week — November 22, 2018

Boy Scouts of America’s Camp Quapaw Song Book

Boy Scouts of America’s Camp Quapaw Song Book

This 1949 edition of the Boy Scouts of America’s Camp Quapaw Song Book contains a variety of songs.  This object is part of the Hudson Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — November 15, 2018

This photo dated to the 1930s depicts a woman and two children at a cistern and pump.  A cow can also be seen in the photo.  This image is part of the Powell-Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — November 8, 2018

Metal Cowbell

This metal cowbell came from the Huddleston Hotel in Sulphur Rock.  The paper label says Halstein Bell No.3 manfactured by Blum Mfg. Co. of Collinsville Illinois.      This object is part of the Huddleston Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum

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