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Artifact of the Week – December 5, 2019

A child’s picture book “Jolly St. Nick” copyright 1906.  The Front and back cover and some inside pages are in color.  Contains five stories about Christmas.  Given to John Morrow, Jr. by his Aunt Emily.  John numbered the pages from back to front.

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Artifact of the Week — November 20, 2019

In Museum, ca 2006. In celebration of Bertha Hughes birthday this month! Bertha and Jimmy Hughes standing beside the vault sign that tells of their gift to the museum in memory of family members.

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Artifact of the Week — November 14, 2019

Above is an art deco wall light or sconce from the Landers Theater.  Known as the naked lady, the sconce is about 44″ from top to bottom.  The top and bottom of the sconce feature a frosted globe, housing a blue light. At the top and bottom of each sconce is a brass decorative piece.  … Continue reading »

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Announcement — Nov. 6, 2019

Dear Museum Friends, The Old Independence Regional Museum will be closed the week of Thanksgiving (Tuesday, November 26th thru Saturday, November 30th).  The museum will reopen under its normal operating hours on Tuesday, December 3rd.  We recognize you may have out of town Thanksgiving holiday guests planning a museum visit.  No problem!  We love each … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — October 25, 2019

100 years old this week! Born 10-22-1919. We celebrate this early business woman of this community. Emma J Massey of Mack Dairy Farm.

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