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Out of the Museum

Visit the Lincoln Area Archives Museum Saturday before annual Christmas parade
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LINCOLN AREA ARCHIVES MUSEUM

Where: Beermann Plaza at 640 5th St.

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

Free: Donations always accepted

 

This item is featured at the Lincoln Area Archives Museum at 640 5th St. What is this week’s mystery item?

Send your answer to carolf@goldcountrymedia.com.

Answers will appear in next week’s newspaper.

 

Last week’s mystery item

Ovlan Fritz, Jr. identified last week’s mystery item as a bull ring, used to lead a bull around by the nose.

Barbara Vineyard also knew, as she emailed that it is a nose ring, used to control cattle, usually bulls.

Cindy Davis Prentice covered all bases, saying it is a nose ring or a bull nose ring used

for cattle.

Lincoln Area Archives Museum docents said that Lincolnites called in with the correct response. Some sort of a metal nose device for controlling animals, especially bulls, has been used for centuries. A metal ring is placed on the bull, between nine and 12 months of age, usually by a veterinarian.

Bull rings are nose grips for handling cattle and are used to keep the handlers safe. 

Visit the Lincoln Area Archives Museum between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays to see many more fascinating items. Docents are on hand to share information about the displays featuring Lincoln and surrounding areas.

- Carol Feineman