Object of the Week: Highlighting the LCHA Collections

When is a blanket chest not a blanket chest? When it’s a “six-board chest.” With a lock. And with a “till.” These boxes were strong, sturdy, and hard to steal—unlike the small metal or wooden lock-boxes of the day. People ask why we have a “blanket chest” in the tavern. Well, it was just right—plenty of room for the valuable stock of the tavern, like brandy or a fine wine. …

Object of the Week: Highlighting the LCHA Collections

Embroidered Samplers “The First Efforts of an Infants Hand…” A sampler is the result of a young girl’s effort to learn sewing and embroidery stitches – making herself a cloth tablet reference for her future handwork.  Several years ago, the Collections Committee presented a display of samplers held in the LCHA collections titled, “The First Efforts of an Infants Hand…”  …