Digging Treasures at the East Linn Museum: In consideration of the lowly bean (Feb. 1, 2023)
February 1, 2023
While wandering through aged relics at the East Linn Museum, some attention-attracting items may set off thought-trains in diverse directions.
For example, a large brown ceramic bean pot sits atop the table in the museum's kitchen display.
Long ago its lid parted company with the pot, which looks big enough to hold about a gallon of baking beans. According to a label, it once belonged to "Aunt Maggie Green" and was purchased at a 1940 auction.
In conjunction with a nearby display of washing gear that includes early washers as well as tubs and scrub boards, the bean pot may remind us of the...
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