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1. Williamsburg's official town weights and measures cabinet and accessories Williamsburg's official town weights and measures cabinet and accessories Weights, Balance; Weights and measures--History; Weights and measures--Law and legislation--Massachusetts This is a large (66 inch W x 77 inch H x 24 inch D) elaborately faux-grained wooden cabinet housing a beautifully machined precision equal-arm balance, a graduated set of weights for use on it, several...

2. Dr. Elijah Paine's ledger, 1785-1797 Dr. Elijah Paine's ledger, 1785-1797 Williamsburg (Mass.); Paine, Elijah, 1724-1814; Account books-Massachusetts-Williamsburg; Barter-Massachusetts-Williamsburg; Physicians-Massachusetts-Williamsburg. Ledger or account book kept by early Williamsburg, Mass. physician, tavern keeper and farmer Elijah Paine from 1785 through 1797. In an era when cash was very scarce, Paine accepted every kind of goods...

3. Stereoscope, c. 1885 Stereoscope, c. 1885 Williamsburg (Mass.); Stereoscope. This is a handheld device for viewing stereographic images in simulated 3D. The standard stereograph or stereo view format (side-by side images taken from about 2.5 inches apart, printed, and mounted the...

4. Sophie Eaton & Ronald Reagan, 1969 Sophie Eaton & Ronald Reagan, 1969 Williamsburg (Mass.); Damon, Sophia Clara, 1896-1987; Reagan, Ronald Wilson, 1911-2004; Pillsbury Company; Elementary school teachers--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Baking-Competitions--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Bake-Off (Contest) Sophie (Damon) Eaton, a beloved grammar-school teacher in Williamsburg for many decades, was a finalist in the 20th Annual Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Competition held in Atlanta, Georgia in 1969. As part...

5. Jane and George Cheney, 1916 Jane and George Cheney, 1916 Williamsburg (Mass.); Disasters--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Disasters--Massachusetts--Northampton; Cheney, George, 1844-1918; Alvord, Jane Elizabeth, 1847-1922; Cheney, Phillip Donald, ?-1919; Graves, Charles Erastus, 1894-1988; Graves, Joseph Edwin, 1892-1969 George Cheney was one of the heroes of the May 16, 1874 Mill River Disaster that took many lives in Williamsburg and Northampton, Mass. Cheney, the caretaker of the huge reservoir dam that failed that...

6. Williamsburg conch shell, c. 1771 Williamsburg conch shell, c. 1771 Williamsburg (Mass.); Thayer, Joshua, 1742-1822; Local government-Massachusetts-Williamsburg; Shells; Wind instruments This conch shell was blown to call residents to the first meeting of the newly erected District of Williamsburgh on May 6, 1771, and to all Town Meetings for many years thereafter. At that first meeting...

7. Brass water turbine model Brass water turbine model Machinery--Models; Water-power--United States--History; Water-power--Massachusetts; Machine industry--Massachusetts--Orange; Hunt, Waite & Flint; Turbine industry--United States--History Machined brass working model (3 x 3 x 3.5 inches) of a large water turbine of an advanced, highly efficient type that was used to power New England mills in the late 19th century. The model is easily disassembled...

8. Collins Graves' medal for heroism during the Mill River Disaster, Williamsburg, Mass., 1874 Collins Graves' medal for heroism during the Mill River Disaster, Williamsburg, Mass., 1874 Graves, Daniel Collins, 1840-1910; Disasters--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Skinner, William, 1824-1902; Medals; Skinnerville (Mass.); Haydenville (Mass.) On May 16, 1874 a large water-power reservoir dam three miles above Williamsburg on the East Branch of the Mill River failed catastrophically, causing vast destruction and the loss of 139 lives in the...

9. Williamsburg, Mass. Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt Williamsburg, Mass. Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt Quilts--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Quilting--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; History--Massachusetts--Williamsburg As part of the 1971 townwide observance of the 200th anniversary of Williamsburg's founding, 37 local women created the 42 squares of this commemorative quilt. Each square depicts a theme, event or place...
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