This exhibition showcases a large selection of artifacts donated to the Museum in 2015. Come check it out before the artifacts are properly stored away in our Collection's Room!
This pair of leather gaiters was worn by Henry Eric Wright in the early to mid 20th century. The gaiters were hand made by the Oakleaf Legging Company. Eric could adjust the tops of the gaiters with a leather strap that passed through a metal buckle.
The gaiters were decorative and were worn with his C.P.R uniform - the scratches near the top suggest that they also acted as a form of protective equipment.
My name is Amy Sultana; I am the Museum on Tower Hill's Collections Technician for the next year. My role at the Museum is to research the various problem artifacts that were found in the collection room during the Re-Organization initiative, determining their cultural significance and future placement. These artifacts have been deemed a problem for such reasons as; absent accession numbers, deterioration or potentially hazardous materials. As I sort through the unique variety of artifacts I will be posting my progress to our website. This will allow visitors to view some of the artifacts that were found while also providing insight into the processes and procedures used by myself.