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Historical Collection

The Museum's historical collection comprises a variety of 19th- and 20th-century Euroamerican materials. Included is an assemblage of American carpentry, household, and agricultural tools from MU's College of Agriculture; a collection of Depression glass; Pamplin clay pipes; horse equipment; gun parts, accessories, and gunsmithing tools; and pottery and other materials.

Foremost among the Museum's Euroamerican materials is the Pattrick Collection. The Pattricks, a Missouri family that settled in Randolph County in 1830, have donated hundreds of late 19th- and early 20th-century materials to the Museum over the past 50 years. The collection includes clothing and household goods, children's toys and games, books, photographs and sheet music, and many other items. This collection of Americana represents a broad slice of cultural history in the heart of America. These materials chronicle not only the day-to-day activities of a specific family but the activities of the country as a whole.

artifactHistorical a variety of 19th- and 20th-century Euroamerican materials
illustrationHezzie Goes to War: World War I through the Eyes of a Mid-Missourian This online exhibit presents objects and documentary materials related to John H. Pattrick's service in France during World War I.
illustration Museum Collection Databases

child's rocking chair
Child's Rocking Chair
19th century
Pattrick Collection
MAC 1991-1078

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