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Artifact of the Week — August 24, 2017

A beautiful blue georgette dress with a multitude of glass beads sewn onto the bodice and skirt.  The dress dates from the 1920s and was owned by Miss Bess Maxfield, daughter of Charles Wesley Maxfield and Monnie Wycough.  She graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and then taught music at Arkansas College and gave … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — August 17, 2017

A photo of Troy’s Service Station in Bald Knob taken in 1952.  The glass globes on the gas pumps and signs that say “ regular gas 26 5/10 cents.”  You can see six vehicles in the photo as well as signs adverting Veedol Motor Oil.    This photo is part of the Coe Collection at Old … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the week — August 10, 2017

A newspaper article on Helen King the author of a book on rug hooking.  The article is titled “Helen King’s New Book is Making History,” and was written by Edwina Cook.  Helen King was a talented artist who created her own designs of hooked rugs.  She was widely known and received letters from around the … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — August 3, 2017

A printed flyer inviting people to attend a Dedication exercise of the Confederate Monument in Batesville which is dated 1907.    This document is part of the Matthews Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — July 27, 2017

A newspaper clipping from February 9, 1967 that contains a photo of the six new members of the auxiliary.    This photo is part of the Junior Auxiliary Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.    

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