• Bowl with handle

    Wooden bowl with handle, hand-carved from a single piece of pitted hardwood, possibly walnut or bass wood. The bowl is sealed with varnished. The handle is smooth and there is an incised marking on th…

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  • Carved spoon

    Hand-carved wooden spoon with a light varnish. This item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to Norwegian settlers.

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  • Turned bowl

    Turned wooden footed bowl formed from a single piece of walnut wood. Decorations were created through a technique of incising called kolrosing and include a picture of a squirrel with an acorn on the…

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  • WWI Gold Star Mother Passport

    Special Pilgrimage Passport issued to Gold Star Mothers and Widows. Passport is red with gold lettering, 3" x 6".

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  • WWI Gold Star Mother scrapbook

    Nelson, Mary Lyster

    Scrapbook of Mary Lyster Nelson, McFarland Gold Star Mother. Included are local newspaper clippings, postcards from the pilgrimage including trips to Niagara Falls, New York City hotels, the SS Hardin…

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  • Hinged box

    Carved wooded box. The lid is attached with metal hinges and the base is constructed with nails. Features interior metal lock with matching key. The date "1850" stamped or punched into the upper corne…

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  • Carved scoop

    Hand-carved wooden scoop with pot-hook. There is a geometric decoration stamped into the handle. This item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967), of McFarland, Wisconsin, in the early-to-mid 20th…

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  • Butter mold

    Turned wooden butter mold with a two-part construction. Inner portion carved with a wheat pattern.; This item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967), of McFarland, Wisconsin, in the early-to-mid 20…

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  • Lefse rolling pin

    Grooved lefse rolling pin carved from a single piece of wood.; Lefse is thin, soft flatbread made with potatoes, milk and flour and cooked on a griddle. The item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-19…

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  • Turned bowl

    Turned footed bowl formed from a single piece of hardwood. ; The item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to Norwegian sett…

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  • Bentwood box

    Bentwood box with lid.; Norwegian bentwood boxes are formed by binding a thin sheet of wood around the base, lacing the joint where the ends meet with thin birch roots and then securing the base to th…

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  • Copper kettle

    Hammered copper kettle with handles bolted to the body. The kettle has a flat bottom.; The item was brought from Norway in 1843 by the ancestors of Carl, Della and Amil Havey.

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  • Mortar

    Turned footed mortar formed from single piece of wood. ; The item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to Norwegian settlers…

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  • Bedsheet

    White linen sheet with embroidered Hardanger drawn work.; Hardanger embroidery is a traditional embroidery involving cutwork, drawn work and needle weaving with white cotton or linen thread on a match…

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  • Butter mold

    Wooden butter mold with a two-part nail and screw construction. Inner portion carved with a perpendicular line pattern. ; This item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967), of McFarland, Wisconsin,…

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  • Carved spoon

    Wooden spoon hand-carved from a single piece of wood and sealed with a dark varnish. Item collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) of McFarland, Wisconsin in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collect…

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  • Turned bowl

    Turned bowl formed from a single piece of hardwood.; This item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to Norwegian settlers.

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  • Shoes

    Leather shoes with hand-carved wooden soles. Leather tops are sewn together and stapled to the wooden soles. Each shoe has four pairs of eyelets. One of the shoes has a buckle. ; This item was collect…

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  • Bentwood box

    Oval bentwood box. Norwegian bentwood boxes are formed by binding a thin sheet of wood around the base, lacing the joint where the ends meet with thin birch roots and then securing the base to the sid…

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  • WWI "When the Blue Birds Sing" lyrics sheet

    Tom Lynn Studios

    Lyric sheet of song, "When the Blue Birds Sing Their Prayer," dedicated to Gold Star Mothers. Sheet is 8" x 5".

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