The Stories Artifacts Tell
As any fan of Toy Story can tell you, inanimate objects are powerful storytellers. No, our collections don’t actually move or talk or feel, but they can remember—if you know how to read and listen to them. Well-loved, well worn, and carefully cared for things all contain the tales of the people who loved, used, and cared for them. Objects are primary sources. They bring us closer to those who came before and serve as a bridge into the past.
In this section, you will find stories about unique items in our collections, information about using our collections for research, our online collections database, and much more.