Government - local, state, and national levels - directly connect to DeKalb County's history. Objects can show us how everyday people lived their lives in the public sphere. In some cases, objects illuminate the relationship of ordinary people's lives with a government of them, by them, and for them. The objects in this section point to the balance between the roles of government in our lives and our roles in government.
Mayfield Grange table, circa 1940.
Handmade table used by the Mayfield Grange featuring local businesses.
Earliest patent originating from DeKalb County, 1858.
The earliest patent originating from DeKalb County was C.W. and W.W. Marsh's Improvement in Reaping Machines - also known as a Harvester Rake (Patent #21, 207), 1858.