Out of the Museum

What is this household item?

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Where: Beermann Plaza at 640 5th St.

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

Free: Donations always accepted

The mystery item pictured above isn’t used as frequently today. Do you know what it is and what it was used for in homes?

If you know, please send answers to by Nov. 27.


Last week’s mystery item

Carol Frand: “It’s the kind of cart my grandmother used when she went to the bakery and then the grocery store. It was lightweight.”

Larry Lynn: “My guess for this week's item is a shopping cart.”

What kind of cart is the question and Lincoln Area Archives Museum docents aren’t sure.

A laundry cart, a shopping cart or a utility cart, who knows?  Perhaps it’s all of the above. It is vintage but not thought to be an antique, according to museum docents.  .

Mike and Kathy Poke brought the cart in to share with others.

Show your holiday out-of-town guests some of Lincoln’s history by visiting the Lincoln Area Archives Museum at Beermann Plaza, 640 5th St. The museum is free but donations are always accepted.

The museum, closed today through Saturday for the Thanksgiving holiday, reopens Tuesday for normal operating hours. Drop by next week and enjoy looking at the cart and so much more.

The museum will be open extended hours Dec. 1 during the annual downtown Lincoln Christmas parade and Christmas tree lighting at Beermann Plaza.


- Carol Feineman