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Title Wooden pestle and mortar
Archival Reference MODL_woodenpestleandmortar
Sub-collection Museum of Old Domestic Life  
Date 1830-1890
Document Type Object
Contents To see drawings of these items, visit GC_MS_309.
Sub-collection Information Located at Springfield Friends Meeting House, The Museum of Old Domestic Life is filled with the everyday items necessary to 19th century rural life in a Quaker community – lower Guilford County and Upper Randolph County, NC, where a strong Quaker presence still remains. The region was first settled by Quakers in the eighteenth century. The Museum has displays for cloth making, shoemaking, cooking, tanneries, furniture making, all kinds of woodworking, quilts, lace, other textiles and farming as well as lots of photographs and some archival items such as a maths school book from the 1830s, a few letters and other family papers, as well as a full range of artefacts from typical Colonial Quaker homesteads, particularly 1830 through 1890. Tours are available by appointment only via Brenda. Most of the artefacts are wooden and handmade, using timber from the plentiful woodlands of the area. There are also artefacts from the famous Plank Road which was the main artery in the area before the Civil War.
Region American East  
Subjects Quakers  Domestic Life and Living Conditions  Food and Nutrition  
Places North Carolina
Themes Religion
Library Museum of Old Domestic Life  
Copyright Museum of Old Domestic Life