The Museum of the Grand Prairie is located in Mahomet, Illinois. We are part of the Champaign County Forest Preserve District, and our mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the natural and cultural history of Champaign County and East Central Illinois.
Through diverse experiences, we seek to inspire our audiences with a sense of connection to, and stewardship of, their natural and cultural world.
Monday, December 14, 2015
A Mid-December Mystery for You!
Hello again! I'm not sure how much of a mystery this one is, but I had
never seen one of these like this until I came across it in our collection.
might know it right away! Let me know if you do, of course.
This artifact is rather simple, a small wooden circle with a
hollow center; it's sort of a donut shape. On one side a hole has been made, and through that hole, a sort
of screw apparatus has been inserted. The screw can be moved up and down, as seen below.
I’d better keep this short as I don’t want to give too much
Do you know what it is? Is it not a mystery to you? Let me
know here or on our facebook.
I'll let you know more about it next week!