museum mystery item

What is this household item?

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 carolf@goldcoun ...

This item was popular years ago

Most readers didn't know the purpose of last week’s mystery item. OK, only one reader knew. We hope that more readers know the purpose of this week's mystery item. ...

Patriotic-related focus this week

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 some ...

Having fun with history

We’re hoping that some readers will shed light on what this week’s mystery item is and when it was popular. If you know or might know what this week’s mystery it ...

Going old school this week

Almost stumped again! Last week’s mystery item was a military-related question and we only received one answer. So this week, we have an easy mystery item to identity in the ...

Stumped again!

No one knew what Lincoln Area Archives Museum President Elizabeth Jansen was standing next to last week. That doesn’t make us feel good because we like hearing about the pas ...

A fond look back at a kitchen item

We’re glad to say that readers knew the identity of last week’s mystery item. We hope that trend continues with this week’s mystery item, pictured here with Linc ...

Where was this week’s mystery item found in the house?

We were surprised that only one reader knew the answer to the name of the street and era featured as last week’s mystery item. Hopefully, more readers will know what the two ...

Name this street in Lincoln

Not only did we stump readers on what last week’s Lincoln Area Archives Museum mystery item was but we also stumped museum docents. This week’s mystery item is much ea ...

This week’s mystery item might surprise you

You never know what you’ll learn by seeing different artifacts and materials at the Lincoln Area Archives Museum. If you know what this week’s mystery item is and whet ...

Sorry for stumping you with last week’s mystery item

We had a feeling that readers would be stumped with last week’s mystery item and we were right. No one responded with the right answer. While this week’s mystery item ...

We might stump you with this week’s mystery item

Four readers, including one in far-away North Carolina, knew where last week’s mystery item was worn and by whom. If you know what this week’s item is, please send ans ...

Where was this clothing worn?

Readers are on a roll again. Several readers knew what both variations of last week’s mystery item were called and their purpose. If you know what this week’s item is, ...

Who knew that everyone would know?

  We hit a key with last week’s mystery item. Readers immediately knew the answer to what the item was and its history.   Hopefully, this week will be the same. ...

Notice the drawings on the mystery item

This week, we take a break from kitchen items. Notice the designs on the glass. If you know what this week’s mystery item is and what it was used for or if you ever used ...