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Monday, January 12, 2015

Three Traveling Displays at County Libraries

Picturing the Past
at the Rolfe Public Library

This display includes old cameras and photos from the museum's collection. A hundred year old  Brownie camera, a Polaroid camera and a Revere 8mm movie camera with its case and instruction booklet are among the items displayed. You'll also find tin-types and a glass negative and some charming old photos of folks we can't identify.





The Little House Series meets 
the Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum
at the Pocahontas Public Library

When a dedicated museum volunteer is also a fan of the Little House on the Prairie series, you end up with a clever idea for a display. We searched for items in our museum collection that are mentioned by Laura Ingalls Wilder in her much-loved books.  It took a bit of sleuthing to find the references. 

This display includes a wide range of objects from a china doll and a nightcap to an old ax, moccasins and a lantern. There's something interesting for everyone. 





Country Doctors
at the Laurens Public Library 

This displays features many items from three local doctors as well as some home
remedies and medical reference books.  

Dr.David Nowlan from Havelock and Dr. Watson W. Beam from Rolfe were both pioneer physicians in the county. The display includes Dr. Nowlan's stethoscope and record book and Dr. Beam's medical certificate and office sign. 

Dr. Harry Pitluck served the county during the middle of the 20th century and  the museum has many of his medical instruments and testing kits, some of which are in the exhibit. 

You'll also find a  medicine bottle dated 1889 from Webb's Drug store which was located in Rolfe.