Exhibit 16: November 2007 – May 2008

Pieces Of Our Past:
The Collector’s Story

In this exhibit the collections of eight different individuals are on display and the variety is wonderful.

Interested in Victorian fashion? There are 7 incredible dresses here to see. From bustles to ball gowns, you will be amazed at the dresses of longtime collector and historian, Barbara Kincaid. Or do the mysteries of the Knights Templar intrigue you? Then you will enjoy the collection of fraternal swords with all the many symbols and secret codes that snake across the scabbards. What about the idea of treasure hunting? There is an amazing collection of items found underwater and underground with a metal detector. Piles of old coins, jewelry, tokens, medals and an endless variety of “found” treasures are here for you to see.

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Other collections on display include late 19th century squeak toys, beautiful brass scales of all shapes and sizes, antique bottles and a wonderful collection of hand whittled farm implements made almost a century ago.