The Collection Corner, located in what was previously Dr. Williams' examining room, displays
elements of the permanent collection of the Museum of American Heritage, including much of
founder Frank Livermore's collection of electrical and mechanical devices. The theme and
subject of the display change from time to time so that more of the collection can be displayed.
Early Aviation Paper ModelsApril - September, 2011
Visitors to MOAH's exhibits have gotten to know the work of Dick Clark, our resident graphic designer, through his stunning two-dimensional designs. Now they are in for a rare treat as they encounter Dick's 3- D talents in Early Aviation Paper Models, an exhibit in the Collection Corner that takes the art of paper airplanes to a whole new level.
The exhibit features seven of Dick's intricately rendered models of famous airplanes including the French aircraft Éole; The Spirit of Saint Louis; and the first Wright brothers glider. Text, images and additional items round out the visitor experience, including a section on how to emboss paper, which Dick employs on some models to simulate wing struts.
Hair: 1890 - 1940September 2011 - February 2012
Technological innovations of the early 20th century were not limited to industrial and domestic production. The world of beauty also changed dramatically as new electrical, chemical and mechanical devices helped women achieve beauty and copy the looks of their favorite movie stars.
Come and see this fun and fascinating new exhibit featuring beauty devices from MOAH's own collection. From a Victorian mustache curling iron to a 1930s perm machine, these fearsome looking curiosities will make your hair stand on end.
Hair: 1890-1940 is on display in the Pharmacy Wing at MOAH until Feb 2012.
last updated: September 21, 2011
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