Display Case (East wall)

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Glass case (East Wall)

Boot and shoe molds (lasts)

Found in attic of Clara Shepardson. Her great grandfather, David Martin Shepardson (1832-1907) and possibly her grandfather, George Shepardson (1871-1960) made boots/shoes along with market gardening. These were most likely sold to boot factory/shop in downtown Warwick. At one time 40 men were making 20,000 pair of shoes a year (many sold to slave plantations of the south).

Year (or year range): 
1851-1930
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Donated by: 
Clara Shepardson
Donation date: 
2012-05-22

Draw Shave

Draw shave used for shaping wood. Labeled: J.E. Minott & Co. Warwick, MA., Hedge, tool, and iron forger, formerly Asa Wheeler hedge tool business located in the north part of Warwick., which Minott purchased in 1849 from Wheeler.
See this link for more information about J. E. Minott & Co.

Approximate era: 
1801-1850
Donated by: 
Jan Lapore

Sap Yoke

Homemade sap yoke

Approximate era: 
don't know
Donated by: 
Myra Iversen
Donation date: 
1988-03-30

Framed copy of poem, Memories

Framed copy of poem, Memories written by Rose Edith Witherell
Poem written in the 55th year of her life
Born: Orange, MA 5/2/1878
Died: 5/15/69 Age 91
Married to William Walter Manning: 5/4/1898
Buried in the Warwick Cemetary
Framed poem on East Wall above display case, Room 1a

Approximate era: 
1926-1950

Tote Board found at Town Poor Farm

Tote Board found at Town Poor Farm, Winchester Road, in 1985

Approximate era: 
1901-1925
Donation date: 
1985

Wooden box made at the Brush Valley Box Shop

Wooden box presented to the Warwick Historical Society as having been made in the Brush Valley Box Shop
The Warwick Box Shop closed in 1918

Approximate era: 
1901-1925

China Dessert Plate

Label on plate reads: This plate presented to Alice (Wilber ) Petersen by Mrs. Brennan, a minister's wife (Warwick). Mrs Brennan, riding with Miss Mary Tyler, was killed in an accident of a runaway horse, was thrown from the carriage.

See page 174 of Charles Morse's History of Warwick.

Approximate era: 
1901-1925
Donated by: 
Alice Peterson

Indian arrow heads

Indian arrow heads found near Warwick

Approximate era: 
before 1800
Donated by: 
J. Arthur Francis
Donation date: 
1975

Child's leather boots, 1870's

Child's leather boots
Perhaps made in the Warwick Boot Factory around 1870
Picture of Warwick Boot Factory in display case, East Wall, room 1a

Year (or year range): 
1870
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Remains of School Bell

Remains of school bell after the Warwick Center school burned in 1929
Bell on top of display case, East Wall

Year (or year range): 
1929
Approximate era: 
don't know
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