Exhibit: Down the Bank

calendar icon September 4, 2018 - October 31, 2018

Exhibit: Down the Bank

Blue Hill Public Library staff member Tim Laflam and his family will exhibit historic items found behind their Blue Hill home, in the library’s Larchwood Case during September and October. According to Tim, since moving to their property in 2009 the family has explored the area “Down the Bank” (the name of the exhibit), finding many interesting items, some easily identifiable, others mysterious. The collection includes toys, bottles, pottery, and even a glass plate photograph of two children and a 1935 Ford hubcap. Tim estimates the items to date from about 1880 to the 1930’s.

Before the time of landfills and garbage trucks, it was common for families to throw their garbage into a backyard trash heap. In this case, items were thrown down the bank behind the house. Besides the items on display, more mundane items are also common such as clam shells, old shoes and various metal tools from days gone by.

“Down the Bank” will be available for viewing during library hours through the end of October. For more information call the library at 374-5515.