The exhibit, “Oh, the Things We Collect,” was put together at the last minute after a planned show was canceled. Museum administrator Paula Lisowsky said that she was so impressed by what the museum had come up with, that she might try something similar next year.
Most of the items’ owners are not identified, although a couple of them are, including Wanda DeName’s collection of Cadiz business memorabilia. Lisowsky said that many people knew about Paul Fourshee’s collection of plum bobs that he has procured over the years. Fifty-two of 350 exquisitely crafted plum bobs were hung by Fourshee by one of the walls.
The show also featured old hand puppets, some of the strangest shoes imaginable, North and South Vietnamese busts and a hat, Mexican folk art, walking canes with various heads, all kinds of strange masks, sand pails, hand bags, election memorabilia from the courthouse, a chain mail helmet, Indian wood carvings and many interesting pots.
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