Historic treasure of the month

Published 10:42 am Friday, November 10, 2017

Tools are symbols of man’s creativity in acquiring the necessities of life and transforming raw materials into houses, equipment, and works of art.  These old tools were made in a time when they were needed to earn a modest living. If one broke, the worker couldn’t leave the job and drive to a store to buy another. The tools on the display board and those in the display case below it were used in Polk County and many were made here.

How many can you identify? How about the Traveler Tool or the Seed Sifter? Visit the museum, study the tools, determine what you think they were used for, and then look through our tool brochure to see how many you had right.

 In addition to these items, interesting displays and artifacts are waiting to be enjoyed at the PCHA Museum, 60 Walker Street, Columbus. The new museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Individual tours are also available.

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– submitted by George Comparetto