Monday, November 19, 2012

Pike Manufacturing Co.

The Historical Society has recently received a donation of letters and photographs pertaining to the history of Pike, including these two fascinating pictures featuring the Pike Manufacturing Company.

The first is believed to be of the company's display at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The location of the second is unclear.

E. B. Pike and Herbert Smith

Monday, November 12, 2012

More Collections Clean-Up

HHS Trustee Mike Marshall and consulting curator Kimberly Alexander continue to lead the Historical Society's effort to organize and assess the collections. This work will facilitate our eventual move to the new Pearson Hall Museum.

Here are some further highlights from the collection:

The items in the picture on the right are labelled "Watercolor 'Bedell Covered Bridge' by Mr. Ross"; "ballot box marked Benton"; and "curtain pulley from the Woodsville Opera House."

In January, HHS intern Ariel Myers will return, and among other projects, hopes to tackle the contents of this map cabinet.