Objects in this section are both ordinary and extraordinary. They are ordinary because they reflect daily life and the stories of how people live, work, play and worship in DeKalb County. Yet, they are extraordinary because someone thought to save these objects that mostly go unseen because they are not part of special or unique experiences.
Boy Scout Oar, 1959
Girl Scout Pocket Knife, circa 1950
Pocket knife used by Girl Scouts, c1950.
Lesson Planning Book, 1917
Lesson Planning Book, on loan from Blackwell History of Education Museum, 1917.
Wooden Apple, circa 1978
Wooden Apple to celebrate 100th Anniversary of North Grove One-Room School, on-loan from North Grove School Association, 1978.
Minister Meeting Photo, circa 1950
Photo of "Annual Meeting of Ministers" gathered in Sycamore from throughout the country, Israel of God Church, W.H.A., c1950.
Islamic Materials, 2021
During an Open House, members of the Islamic Center of DeKalb offered to write visitors names in Arabic. On this sheet the name "Michelle Donahoe" is written in Arabic.