A beaded bag from France dated to the 1920s, a 1908 planetarium and mason-jar resembling early vaporizer. Previous guests to the Washington County Museum could have missed a few of these objects, perhaps as a result of they only did not discover or perhaps as a result of a number of the objects have not made their means out of the museum basement for awhile.
However Washington County historic artifact fans needn’t fear about lacking them once more. Although the museum is now closed as precaution for COVID-19, these artifacts can now be seen on-line.
For across the previous month, museum curator Religion Norwood and Washington County Historic Affiliation Director Julie Ashton have been posting movies of artifacts to the museum’s YouTube and Fb pages.
“With COVID-19 and every little thing with that, we had been making an attempt to maintain our presence out within the public and supply one thing that is likely to be attention-grabbing to them,” Norwood mentioned.
Judging by the response to the video, Norwood mentioned the early vaporizer, with its mason-jar look and nozzle popping out of the highest, may need been one of the vital attention-grabbing artifacts featured in 31 movies posted on-line as of Wednesday.
“I personally assume every little thing is attention-grabbing,” she mentioned, nonetheless. “I like to seek out issues which might be distinctive, uncommon and that folks won’t have seen earlier than.”
Although the movies began as a means to connect with the neighborhood throughout COVID-19, Norwood mentioned the movies could grow to be an everyday prevalence even after the museum opens once more.
“You get issues on the market that folks could have by no means seen if it was on show, or which have been within the basement,” she mentioned. “Folks get to see some artifacts from Washington County, issues which might be distinctive or uncommon.”