We are honored and pleased that our local heroes have offered their military uniforms to the Society for safekeeping.
Quilts were originally utilitarian articles, used to provide warm covers for beds. Made with scraps of material and often recycled clothes, they satisfied the need for women to make good use of resources on hand. Using their imagination and ingenuity they produced, often times, heirloom pieces of art.
Well-dressed ladies in the past always wore hats. Etiquette articles written in the 1930’s-60’s suggested that it would be disgraceful to venture out of the house without one. Women’s hats of the period were a diverse collection of styles. Here are a few that are in the Society’s Collection.
Trophies have marked victories since ancient times. The Lawrence County History Center has many vintage trophies in their collection. Traditionally, trophies were heavy, made with wood bases and metal figures. More modern ones are lighter in weight, and are now made with plastic figures on marble bases. Sports trophies usually depict the event commemorated by having a basketball or a track runner included on the trophy.