Thursday, October 18, 2012

Vaulted History


Last summer, the Waukesha Historical Museum had a brief exhibit called "Behind The Vault" where many donated items that had never been on display before were on hand.  If you don't know anything about Waukesha, the town started out as Prairieville, and changed to Waukesha later after the leader of the Potawatomi tribe.  Beginning in the 1860's, the town became a popular tourist destination after people found out that its natural springs had healing properties.  Even famous people, such as Mary Todd Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant came to the city for the springs.  Later, it would become the birthplace of Les Paul, the inventor of the electric guitar.

There were a lot of interesting items on display including crates and signs from the spring water days, jewelry & purses, an old post office window, and sports & leisure equipment.

For more information on the Waukesha Historical Museum, including its permanent exhibit on Les Paul, opening in 2013, and their upcoming "Mysteries At The Museum" event, please click here.  Also scroll down to see some more photos I took at the exhibit.






This is also the "V" assignment for Alphabe-Thursday.  To see more entries, please click here.

13 comments:

  1. fabulous bike. some things are definitely worth saving.

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    1. Thanks for your nice comment. There were other cool sporting-type items too, as well as trophies.

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  2. Great photos for 'V' ~ excellent choices from the vault ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  3. Looks like a great exhibit. Glad that you have a local museum to visit. {:-Deb

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    1. Thanks! The museum is small, but nice.

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  4. I like this bike. A small museums are the best. Not too muche people and you have time see everthink.

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    1. Very true, Joanna. I also went on a weekday, which helped!

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  5. It's neat to think of 'behind the scenes' at a place like this.

    That bicycle is incredible.

    And I'm also a little bit in lust with the crates!

    Is that wrong?

    Thanks for letting us peek right along with you.

    A+

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