Out of the Museum
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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