May 25, 2019

Have you ever wondered why women rode aside, or on a side-saddle? What brought it about?  Why not ride astride, as had been done for centuries from ancient Egypt until the Medieval Period?  Our current temporary exhibit looks at a brief history of riding aside and some...

May 16, 2019

One of the occasional issues I have to face is learning that the donor’s information about their artifact may not be accurate.  It is not unusual to have a little confusion over an exact age or perhaps a question about the chain of provenance.  However, with this artif...

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