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Artifact of the Week — October 21, 2021

October 21 is Reptile Awareness Day! It is important to always be aware of reptiles nearby. This video was made at Old Independence Regional Museum in October 2020. http://www.oirm.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Oct-21-video-1.mp4

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Artifact of the Week — October 14, 2021

October 14 is World Sight Day!  Wearable eyeglasses were invented in the 13th century.  By the time this photo was made, bifocal and trifocal lenses were available as well as lenses to correct astigmatism. Pictured is Mrs. R.T. Herring, born circa 1841, mother of Harry Herring. In this photo, she was perhaps in her late … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — October 7, 2021

Photo 1:  Six National Guardsmen in the armory in Batesville, AR, in 1952.  From left:  Leo Seery, Homer Hayden, Budge Evans, Denver Bruce, Ed Linebarger, Lucien Abraham.  (OIRM, Donald and Deann Coleman collection) Photo 2:  A “Batesville Guard” newspaper clipping reported Leo Seery had been named as commander of the new National Guard infantry company … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — September 30, 2021

The Batesville Institute was constructed on Block 13 under the leadership of the local Masonic Order with the purpose of creating “an institution for the promotion of Fine Arts, Mechanism, Science, Education, Commerce and Agriculture, and the Diffusion of Knowledge.” Its three stories and cupola formed the largest building in town. The cornerstone was laid … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — September 23, 2021

Photo of Mary Mosley, wife of Dr. Ed Mosley, taken at PTA in Sept. 1972 (Purtle, John Estate collection)

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