Monthly Archives: February 2011

Did These Bottles Belong to George Washington?

As our country celebrates George Washington’s birthday today, we are working on a collection of more than a dozen wine bottles recovered from the basement of the Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site. The site is widely recognized … Continue reading

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Curious about Matches? We were.

While cataloging artifacts from Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, we came across a safety match. This led to the question, “when were safety matches invented?” Since this was not the first time we have come across matches/matchbooks in an NPS collection, … Continue reading

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