Selected Items from our Artifacts Collection

We have many historical artifacts in our collection. Some have been donated by local residents who wanted to find a good home for their treasures, as well as share the history of the item with the Community. Some of our artifacts are on display as a part of the furnishings and decor of the Mesier Homestead. These can be seen on tours of the Homestead. The Homestead is open for tours on the second Sunday of each Month and can also be toured by special arrangement. Please see our page on the Mesier Homestead by clicking on the button to the right for more information. 

There are many other items we have that do not fit in to the decor or "story" of the Homestead, but these artifacts are no less important in the preservation and education of the history of our area. Below is a sampling of what we have in our collection.

Artifacts on Display at Mesier Homestead

1900 Edison Phonograph

1900 Edison Phonograph

Notice the cylinder "records" next to the machine

Apothecary Cork Press

Apothecary Cork Press

The Pharmacist would use this device to seal the bottle of medicine with a cork after it was prepared.

The "Bone Shaker"

The "Bone Shaker"

"Crazy Quilt" bedspread

"Crazy Quilt" bedspread

This type of quilting was a fad in the late 1800's.

Woman's Boots

Woman's Boots

The button hooks next to the boots would have been used to fasten shoes and boots that had buttons instead of laces.

1830 piano

1830 piano

On loan from the East Fishkill Historical Society.

Trumpet - circa 1917

Trumpet - circa 1917

Community Bands were very popular in this time period and the Wappinger area had several organized bands

Fluter - circa 1870

Fluter - circa 1870

This device would be used to pleat cuffs and collars.

Wedding Dress and Underskirt

Wedding Dress and Underskirt

From the late 1800's

 

 

 

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WAPPINGERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

P.O. Box 174
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

845.632.1281
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The "Bone Shaker"