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Out of the Museum

Patriotic-related focus this week

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LINCOLN AREA ARCHIVES MUSEUM

Where: Beermann Plaza at 640 5th St.

When: Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays

Free: Donations always accepted

We stumped readers with last week’s mystery item.

But we don’t like doing that.

So here’s a hint for this week’s mystery item, pictured above: it has something to do with agriculture.

If you know or might know what this week’s mystery item is that cute Lucas Rodriguez is pictured in between, please send answers to carolf@goldcountrymedia.com by Tuesday.

 

Last week’s mystery item

Only one reader got the answer for last week’s mystery item. The reader is our new Mystery Item historian. His response follows.

Larry Lynn: “”
 

Last week’s mystery item was a peace packet/remembrance pouch from World War I. The peace/remembrance pouch is another contribution to the museum from Mike and Kathy Poke of Lincoln.  (The Pokes also recently donated several items to the museum, including the cigar cutter featured last week.)

“Lest We Forget” and red peace poppies are often seen on these World War I pouches.

The peace packet/remembrance pouch, according to Lincoln Area Archives Museum docents, could uplift one’s spirit and have a calming effect.

Docents remind readers that 2018 marks the Centennial Celebration of World War I ending on Nov. 11, 1918.

The museum, honoring veterans who lived and/or live in Lincoln, debuts an exhibit this month featuring their photographs. Check out the exhibit at the Lincoln Area Archives Museum between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at Beermann Plaza at 640 5th St. And on Sunday, in honor of Veterans Day, the museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

- Carol Feineman