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Past Exhibits

Civil War Exhibit

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William Wallace Coombes

This exhibit commemorated the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.  It included items belonging to Lt. Howard Mather Burnham who died at the battle of Chickamauga, photos of two Coomes brothers killed in the war, and many other artifacts from the era.

Drums and Canteens

Lt. Burnham Display

Massachusetts Regimental Flag

Reverend Stephen Williams Exhibit


Rev. Williams with his "Geneva Collar"

This exhibit was the first to be launched in the newly renovated exhibit room.  The room was painted and had motion-activated LED lights installed.  The exhibit was launched in 2016 and was scheduled to coincide with the 300th anniversary of Williams' ordination as minister of First Church.  It was furnished with items belonging to Williams, including his professionally conserved clerical collar, or Geneva bands.

Pistol of Rev. John Williams

Volumes VI and VII of Stephen Williams' Diary

Textile Tools

This exhibit featured a display of the many textile-production tools in the collection, including spinning wheels, wool winders, hetchels, wool carders, as well as displays explaining the multiple steps involved in the production of wool and linen cloth from start to finish.

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