THE HISTORY MUSEUM HAS RE-OPENED! Tues-Sun, 10 AM-5 PM. The Research Center remains temporarily closed. Close
  • + Add to your list
    [potholder for Happy Valley Elementary]
    Creation Date: 2000-2013
    Catalog ID: 2014.6.20
    Square potholder advertises Happy Valley Elementary in Bellingham, WA, 1992. Top of potholder is solid black with a red apple shape appliqued at center. Same red fabric is used to bind potholder. Hand and machine quilting. Hand lettered in black ink along edge and counter clockwise: Happy Valley Elem 1992 Bellingham, Wash. The back is made of maroon fabric with blue/tan square design overall. Written on back in ink on binding: Jyl Peterson. Printed on paper label affixed to back: Created by / Jyl Peterson.
  • + Add to your list
    [replica of Clovis point from East Wenatchee Clovis site in Douglas County, WA]
    Creation Date: 2014-2015
    Catalog ID: PR2015.1.2
    Replica of the largest Clovis point found during the excavation of the East Wenatchee Clovis site in Douglas County, Washington in Oct. 1990 by Dr. Richard M. Gramly. Replica made of epoxy resin, light tan in color. Tear shaped with notched base and pointed tip. Original point was made of translucent clear to white agate, 9 1/8" long. Site is located in an apple orchard near the Columbia River. 60 clovis artifacts were located in a pit; 14 were large points.
  • + Add to your list
    The Old Town Fruit Farm, Wenatchee, Wash., 1921. Ellsworth France, prop.
    Creation Date: 1921
    Catalog ID: 2009.0.87
    Call Number: 2009.0.87
    Black and white 1921 photo image of The Old Town Fruit Farm, Wenatchee, WA, with Ellsworth France, Proprietor. This image shows an apple orchard with a dirt road running alone side, and barren hills in the background. In the right foreground is a man in a dark suit (possibly Ellsworth France) next to a rather large sign with the following words: Wenatchee Valley Apples /Grown on (than the brand symbol of the farm)/ The Old Town Fruit Farm. Ellsworth France Prop. Wenatchee, Wash. In the top left corner of the photo are some utility lines.
  • + Add to your list
    [potholder advertising Juanita PTA in Kirkland, WA 2.8.25]
    Creation Date: 2000-2013
    Catalog ID: 2014.6.2
    Potholder in shape of apple, advertising Juanita PTA, Lake Washington School District in Kirkland WA 2000-2013. Front made of white cross-stitch fabric with illustration of schoolhouse, with a bell tower, next to a flag pole and US flag cross-stitched in red, white, gray, gold, and blue. Above illustration in black thread: Juanita PTA/Kirkland, WA. Below illustration in black thread: 2.8.25. Back of potholder made of red fabric with all-over white dots. Shape is bound in red to include a loop at top.
  • + Add to your list
    Nuchief Washington Apples
    Creation Date: 1957
    Catalog ID: 2017.88.4
    Call Number: EPH/634.11/N883o/1957
    One label, 22 x 26 cm., for Nuchief brand Okanogan apples from Cooperative Growers of Okanogan, distributed by Nuchief Sales, Wenatchee, WA., marketing dept. of Northwest Wholesale, Inc., 1957. There is an illustration of a North American Indian child in a feathered headdress holding a large red apple in one hand and a tomahawk in the other on the right side of the label with a framed insert reading 'Okanogan Apples' with orchards and mountains on the left side. White or blue lettering on a dark blue background. "Produce of the U.S.A. Contents one volume bushel." Ephemera
  • + Add to your list
    [Potholder for Mark Twain PTA]
    Creation Date: 2000-2013
    Catalog ID: 2014.6.12
    Apple shaped potholder advertising Mark Twain PTA of Federal Way, WA, 2000-2013. Potholder is double sided and cut to include a loop at top. Top surface is made of muslin on which is a black and white photographic illustration of a group of adults, mostly women, gathered in a schoolroom. Lettered below the illustration: Mark Twain/PTA/Federal Way, WA. Back surface is made of yellow fabric. Lettered at base of back: Patricia Eason '92 9-4-65 (presumed to be the creator.) Outer edge is machine appliqued in yellow thread.
  • + Add to your list
    [potholder advertising Marvista Elementary in Seattle, Wash.]
    Creation Date: 2000-2013
    Catalog ID: 2014.6.14
    Potholder, advertising the Marvista Elementary School in the Seattle School District, Seattle, WA 2000-2013. Red and black fabric in apple shape, with machine appliqued illustration of a killer whale leaping from water embroidered on front in black, white, and blue. Written above illustration, in black ink: Marvista/Elementary. Below and left of whale illustration, in ink: Seattle/Wash. Black binding includes loop at top of shape. Machine application of whale is also machine quilted, producing illustration of whale on back, on red fabric, black thread.
  • + Add to your list
    [tote bag]
    Creation Date: 2000-2011
    Catalog ID: 2012.48.21
    Tote bag, ca. 2000-2011, advertising the Washington School Food Service Association. Bag made of off-white cloth with slightly rough feel. Bag is near square with cloth loop handles machine stitched to top of each side of open top. Printed on one side is black band with words at center: GOT MILK? Printed on other side is emblem for the association. Printed around it are emblems for the Washington apple industry, Dairy Farmers of Washington with an illustration of a dairy cow, Washington Beef Producers, and USA dry peas, lentils, and chickpeas.
  • + Add to your list
    [Miniature building for a Moravian Christmas putz]
    Creation Date: ca. 1915-1930
    Catalog ID: 2013.167.5
    Miniature building from a Moravian Christmas putz , ca. 1915-1930; made by Roland Borhek and Bud Borhek. Made of thin pieces of wood (apple crate wood). Building in shape of a castle, with two turrets and crennelated roof edges. Small narrow windows on towers and above gate. Sides are painted gray with black lines to indicate edges of stones or bricks. Tops of towers are painted red, are the two roof structures. Removeable roof section at center of top shows wire below for lighting of structure. Nails extend from peaks of towers and roof, presumably to hold flags.
  • + Add to your list
    Catalogue: Indian curios, furs, rugs, etc.
    Creation Date: [ca. 1912]
    Catalog ID: 1997.10.42
    Call Number: EPH/970.3/H867c/1912
    24p.; ill.; 17.3cm; col. ill. wraps. Catalog for the Hudson Bay Fur Co., Inc., a Seattle, WA business, ca.1912. Cover depicts Northwest Indians paddling a canoe. A toem pole is on the right side. Ephemera.. Listed inside are ivory carvings, silver jewelry, Chilkat blandets, Navajo blankets and rugs, fur pelts, moccasins, mucklucks, Attu baskets, Klickitat baskets, cedar bark mats, apple face Skookum Indian dolls, sterling souvenir spoons,, Alaska gold nugget jewelry, totem pole jewelry and genuine ivory carvings.