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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 — 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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Artifact of the Week — July 29, 2021

This watch fob, made of bronze or brass, commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Arkansas College in Batesville, AR (1872-1922).  Depicted on the front is the college seal with a lamp and book and the Latin motto “Perseverantia Omnia Vincet Deo Volent,” translated in English as “Perseverance Conquers All, God Willing.” The back of the fob … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week – July 22, 2021

Cast iron lace winder, used to wind lace for storage.  (Scheer, Bob & Louise collection)

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