Monthly Archives: February 2014

Global continuity

While much of the Asian world is celebrating the Lunar New Year,  I took some time to review some of the historical items I’ve collected, and reflect on what they represent. One interesting object in my collection is a postcard, … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo facts over fakes

As everyone well knows, we have written a few blog posts about Wells Fargo fakes. (Here, here, and here in case you haven’t read them all.) Here at the Charlotte museum, we were challenged to figure out an item that a … Continue reading


Miss Williams

In 1913 people were in deep disagreement about a woman’s role in the United States. Should she maintain her domestic and cultural roles, as embraced in the first half of the 19th century, or should she take on more robust … Continue reading

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