Artifact of the Week

Artifact of the Week — February 15, 2018

Photo of a wagon pulled by a team of two mules with an unidentified man sitting in the spring seat.  The wagon is traveling through deep snow.   This image is part of the Beller Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.  

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Artifact of the Week — February 8, 2018

Pictured here is a snowball hammer.  It was a tool  used to knock out the snow and ice that collected in the hollowed out section of a horses foot.  The flat end was used to knock loose the snow and the pointed end served as a pick.  This hammer was found in a lake in … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — February 1, 2018

A photo dated February 1902 is of a snowy landscape, with an unidentified woman standing outside the home of the Woodruff family.   The photo is part of a leather bound photo album belonging to Mary Maxfield Fitzhugh of Batesville, Arkansas.   This photo is part of the Spragins Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — January 25, 2018

In this photo you see Zelda Roach standing on the porch of the Officer’s Quarters at Camp Sage.  Zelda and her husband Alvin lived at Camp Sage and this photo was taken after a winter storm in January of 1942.  This photo is part of the Powell/Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.  

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Artifact of the Week — January 18, 2018

This photograph is labeled White River, January 20, 1918.     The photo shows an unidentified group of men standing in the snow around an ice fishing hole.  The photo is included in an album of photos that belonged to Mary M. Fitzhugh.   This photo is part of the Spragins Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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