Blog posts from museum interns.

Mail Slot Window

They used Mail Slot Windows in the olden times to deliver mail directly into the house. The mailmen would slip

Mail Slot Window2023-09-17T11:57:24-04:00

The Walker-Gordan Steam Whistle

The walker-gordan steam whistle alarmed the people in the fire company when there was a fire. There would always be

The Walker-Gordan Steam Whistle2023-09-01T12:29:24-04:00

Foot Muff

These warm and furry shoes were for ladies. They mostly used it for a fashion or practical use when they

Foot Muff2023-08-11T08:16:59-04:00

Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells were attached to harnesses of horse-drawn vehicles. They very helpful and useful because they would alert other riders

Sleigh Bells2023-08-10T11:50:06-04:00

Two-Person Saw

Two-person saws cut in both directions, the word two-person saw meaning two people will hold each side of the saw

Two-Person Saw2023-08-09T14:59:34-04:00

Ice Skates

Ice Skating itself, was popular in the 90s. People made it a sport in 1863. Many of the ice skates

Ice Skates2023-08-09T11:47:27-04:00


Typewriters were used in the olden times to communicate with people around the world. They were also used mostly for


Woman’s Dress

Woman's Dress Original form circa 1850/re-worked circa 1860 Silk, Cotton/Linen, Horsehair and Whalebone Middlesex County, NJ 1994.050 Unveiling the fascinating

Woman’s Dress2023-07-27T18:57:25-04:00


Baseball was played in the 1800s. Kids often played baseball because it was a popular outdoor game at that time.

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