There are so many wonderful artifacts on display at the Museum of the Grand Prairie, and although I am in the galleries almost every day, more often than not a "new" artifact or object that I had not noticed before will catch my eye. This usually results in a quick question-and-answer session with either Tom (our Registrar responsible for cataloging the artifacts and recording them in a database) or with Barb (our former Curator and brand-new Director). I think one of the most amazing facts about the Museum is that only about 20% of our collection is actually out on display (and a large portion of that percentage includes the 700+ horseshoes in the blacksmith's shop)!
In the coming weeks, we hope to bring you some artifacts from behind-the-scenes in our collection, but since the blog is brand-new, I'll start off with an easy one from our Prairie Stories exhibit. Who can guess this artifact (or artifacts)?