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  • Jacob Fry House- 1815
    Object       This house was built by Jacob Fry and is based on the medieval architectural style.
    Object     This house was built by Jacob Fry and is based on the medieval architectural style.
  • Light Fixture- c.1815
    Object       This lighting fixture is unique to the Fry House and was originally designed for "task" lighting. A Betty lamp would be attached to the end and the light could be moved all around the room. It also moves up and down which made it easier for focusing light on specific ...
    Object     This lighting fixture is unique to the Fry House and was originally designed for "task" lighting. A Betty lamp would be attached to the end and the light could be ...
  • Hanging Corner Cupboard- 1815
    Object       A cupboard within the Jacob Fry home. This cupboard was most likely used for storage of the bible and other religious items.
    Object     A cupboard within the Jacob Fry home. This cupboard was most likely used for storage of the bible and other religious items.
  • Corner Cupboard- 1815
    Object       This is a built in cupboard from the Jacob Fry house. Fry was known to be a cabinetmaker.
    Object     This is a built in cupboard from the Jacob Fry house. Fry was known to be a cabinetmaker.
  • Cupboard- c. 1820
    Object       This pine cupboard, located within the Jacob Fry house, features painted graining.
    Object     This pine cupboard, located within the Jacob Fry house, features painted graining.
  • Corner Cupboard- c. 1820
    Object       Walnut corner cupboard believed to have been made by Jacob Fry.
    Object     Walnut corner cupboard believed to have been made by Jacob Fry.
  • Tall Case Clock- c. 1750-1820
    Object       This clock, found in the Jacob Fry home, is dated c.1750. The case is dated c. 1820.
    Object     This clock, found in the Jacob Fry home, is dated c.1750. The case is dated c. 1820.
  • Cupboard- c. 1820
    Object       Walnut cupboard believed to have belonged to Jacob Fry.
    Object     Walnut cupboard believed to have belonged to Jacob Fry.
  • Stool- c. 1800
    Object       Household stool made of wood.
    Object     Household stool made of wood.
  • Trivet- c.1820
    Object       A heart-shaped trivet believed to have been made by Jacob Honsberger.
    Object     A heart-shaped trivet believed to have been made by Jacob Honsberger.
  • Coffee Pot- c. 1820
    Object       Toleware coffee pot.
    Object     Toleware coffee pot.
  • Bellows- c.1820
    Object       Bellows believed to have been owned by the Wismer family.
    Object     Bellows believed to have been owned by the Wismer family.
  • Chest- c. 1815
    Object       Chest originally owned by Jacob Biggar.
    Object     Chest originally owned by Jacob Biggar.
  • Corn Pounder
    Object       Corn pounder
    Object     Corn pounder
  • Cider Press- c. 1815
    Object       Cider press created by Jacob Fry in 1815.
    Object     Cider press created by Jacob Fry in 1815.
  • Horn Spoon- c. 1800
    Object       Horn spoon
    Object     Horn spoon
  • Butter Spoon- c. 1800
    Object       Butter spoon with a sheep finial.
    Object     Butter spoon with a sheep finial.
  • Horn Spoons c. 1800
    Object       Horn spoons
    Object     Horn spoons
  • Vegetable Grater- c. 1800
    Object       Vegetable grater.
    Object     Vegetable grater.
  • Sewing Sampler by Magdalena Meyerin- c. 1800
    Object       Sewing Sampler created by Magdalena Meyerin. Samplers provide us an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill required.
    Object     Sewing Sampler created by Magdalena Meyerin. Samplers provide us an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill required.
  • Sewing Sampler- 1802
    Object       Samplers provide an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill required.
    Object     Samplers provide an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill required.
  • E. Horsepool Sewing Sampler- 1810
    Object       Sewing sampler of E. Horsepool, aged 10. Samplers provide us an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill required.
    Object     Sewing sampler of E. Horsepool, aged 10. Samplers provide us an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill ...
  • Ellen Mason Sewing Sampler- 1806
    Object       A sewing sampler created by Ellen Mason. Samplers provide us an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill required.
    Object     A sewing sampler created by Ellen Mason. Samplers provide us an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill ...
  • Chair- c.1812
    Object       A chair given to Manley Ball by the British Government for services rendered.
    Object     A chair given to Manley Ball by the British Government for services rendered.
  • Wedding Dress- c.1806
    Object       This dress is believed to have been the Wedding dress of Mrs. Snyder.
    Object     This dress is believed to have been the Wedding dress of Mrs. Snyder.
  • Betty Lamps- c. 1800
    Object       Betty lamps would have been an important source of light at this time and would have been used extensively. Light was essential during life in early Upper Canada. During the winter months, Betty lamps provided warmth and light to be able to read, sew or accomplish the duties of the ...
    Object     Betty lamps would have been an important source of light at this time and would have been used extensively. Light was essential during life in early Upper Canada. During the ...
  • Pennsylvania German Tolework Box- c. 1820
    Object       Pennsylvania German tolework box.
    Object     Pennsylvania German tolework box.
  • Pennsylvania German Tolework Deed Box- c. 1820
    Object       Pennsylvania German tolework deed box.
    Object     Pennsylvania German tolework deed box.
  • Teapot- c.1800
    Object       Teapot originally painted tole-style.
    Object     Teapot originally painted tole-style.
  • Wall Sconce- c.1800
    Object       Candles would have been an important source of light at this time and candle sconces would have been used extensively. Candles and light were essential during life in early Upper Canada. During the winter months, candles provided warmth and light to be able to read, sew or accomplish the duties ...
    Object     Candles would have been an important source of light at this time and candle sconces would have been used extensively. Candles and light were essential during life in early Upper ...
  • Chamber Stick- c. 1810
    Object       Candles would have been an important source of light at this time and chamber sticks would have been used extensively. Candles and light were essential during life in early Upper Canada. During the winter months, candles provided warmth and light to be able to read, sew or accomplish the duties ...
    Object     Candles would have been an important source of light at this time and chamber sticks would have been used extensively. Candles and light were essential during life in early Upper ...
  • Wall Sconces (3)- 1810
    Object       Candles would have been an important source of light at this time and wall sconces would have been used extensively. Candles and light were essential during life in early Upper Canada. During the winter months, candles provided warmth and light to be able to read, sew or accomplish the duties ...
    Object     Candles would have been an important source of light at this time and wall sconces would have been used extensively. Candles and light were essential during life in early Upper ...
  • Bullet Mold
    Object       Is believed to have been handmade during the War of 1812.
    Object     Is believed to have been handmade during the War of 1812.
  • Surveyor's Chain- c.1780
    Object       Used to indicate land distances and for surveying land for legal and/or commercial purposes.
    Object     Used to indicate land distances and for surveying land for legal and/or commercial purposes.
  • Scouring box- 1811
    Object       Scouring box believed to have been owned by the Coffman family.
    Object     Scouring box believed to have been owned by the Coffman family.
  • Wax Seal- c. 1784
    Object       Possibly from Adin Beebe. 1761 - 1843, son of Mary Secord/Joshua Beebe. Adin enlisted in Butler's Rangers and is noted on the June 15 1777 pay list. The seal is likely from a Crown Grant from John Butler.
    Object     Possibly from Adin Beebe. 1761 - 1843, son of Mary Secord/Joshua Beebe. Adin enlisted in Butler's Rangers and is noted on the June 15 1777 pay list. The seal is ...
  • The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New- 1691
    Text       Bible from 1691 originally owned by William & Mary, of the Parr family.
    Text     Bible from 1691 originally owned by William & Mary, of the Parr family.
  • Moyer Family Bible- 1776
    Text       Moyer Family Bible. Includes genealogical information.
    Text     Moyer Family Bible. Includes genealogical information.
  • Religious Book- 1805
    Text       Religious Book
    Text     Religious Book
  • Religious Book- 1805
    Text       Religious book belonging to the Moyer Family
    Text     Religious book belonging to the Moyer Family
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