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2016 Exhibit

Collecting History

Are you a collector?  Perhaps you own beautiful quilts, vintage purses, antique fishing poles or clocks.  Whatever the size of your collection, each item documents a time, place and way of life.  Beyond the artistry of the Bakelite purse is the story of the invention of the first synthetic plastic and how that invention spawned a whole new industry and transformed our lives.  Fishing poles remind us of a time when fishing, trapping and hunting were out of necessity instead of a leisure activity.  The availability of game determined where people would settle and eventually where towns would spring up. Enjoy these images as a reminder of our exploration into the wonderful stories of quilts, hunting, trapping and Bakelite plastic.

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