Common and curious objects
The Mennonite Heritage Center has in its museum collection many antique household utensils, both typical and unusual.
This educational page features artifacts that may seem odd and curious to us, but many were common in American households long ago. Others may have been unusual in their own time. I’ll show an assortment of these and give a clue about each. You can try and guess what they are and what time period they’re from. Answers will be given on another page.
–Joel Alderfer, Collections Manager