Every Artifact Has a Story

The title says it all – Every Artifact Has a Story! This exhibit focuses on ten artifacts that come from deep in the museum’s collection, based on the story that they possess, rather than their aesthetic value alone. In this exhibit you’ll see and learn the stories from artifacts like a basket made by Sissie Johnson, a Native American woman who lived in Taft before any pioneers, a beer can found in the walls of the museum, dating back to when the building was being built as a fire hall, a diary entry from Rose Lodge’s first post master, Julia Dodson, a quilt that survived the 1871 Chicago fire and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and more storied artifacts! These artifacts have been waiting their turn to shine, and have wonderful and interesting stories behind them. This temporary exhibit will be up for the duration of 2019!

Postcard featuring Julia Dodson, whose diary entry will be on display

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