Speleo-Museum, Whats the Story?

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Speleo-Museum, Whats the Story?

Postby Guanohunter » Dec 13, 2008 10:22 pm

This topic is for posting and discussing Speleo-Museum objects and their history. The museum is seeking information such as...

What is the object?
What is the story behind the object?
Who donated the object to the museum?
When was the object donated to the museum?
any other related information

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McFail's Cave, Carlisle, NY Sign

Postby Guanohunter » Dec 13, 2008 10:25 pm

I am looking for information about this sign?
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Re: Speleo-Museum, Whats the Story?

Postby Phil Winkler » Dec 14, 2008 5:21 pm

Amber,

I'm sure you will get a response from someone, but I want to say that this is likely going to be a very, very fun section on the forum.

Please keep up the good work.
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Re: McFail's Cave, Carlisle, NY Sign

Postby CaverScott » Dec 15, 2008 9:53 am

Guanohunter wrote:I am looking for information about this sign?
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I would email Emily (Speleobooks). I bet she would know the history or could direct you to someone that does. :kewl:
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Re: Speleo-Museum, Whats the Story?

Postby Wm Shrewsbury » Dec 15, 2008 10:08 am

I sent Emily an email with the picture enclosed but haven't gotten a reply yet. I also found a link to the McFail's management group but it bounced, so I don't have any leads there now.
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Re: Speleo-Museum, Whats the Story?

Postby Carol T » Dec 19, 2008 8:50 am

Ask Craig Hindman - he knows. :grin:
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Re: Speleo-Museum, Whats the Story?

Postby Wm Shrewsbury » Dec 19, 2008 8:56 am

I just sent an email off to him - Oh, that you too! :doh: Welcome aboard Carol, you and Craig will be a wealth of help with this! :waving:
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Re: Speleo-Museum, Whats the Story?

Postby Carol T. » Dec 23, 2008 12:14 pm

This is the kiosk that was posted at the cave. There is a cave map inside.
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Re: Speleo-Museum, Whats the Story?

Postby wyandottecaver » Dec 23, 2008 5:45 pm

Question: Not to hijack the thread but I have what I *think* is a first issue of the precursor to the NSS News. Would it be acceptable to post a picture/s here or is this restricted to actual museum possessions and I should start another thread?
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Re: Speleo-Museum, Whats the Story?

Postby David Grimes » Dec 23, 2008 6:59 pm

This forum is only for museum items but you can post in general caving topics.
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Re: Speleo-Museum, Whats the Story?

Postby Wm Shrewsbury » Dec 23, 2008 7:35 pm

Actually, this forum is for the "NSS Archives", and that would certainly include the NSS News precursor pubs or other related "Archive" items. Post away.
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Re: Speleo-Museum, Whats the Story?

Postby Guanohunter » Feb 11, 2009 11:09 pm

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These two pictures are Gurnee Cans (2008.159.1). As with all items in the NSS Collection, I am looking for information on items history, use, ownership, value, etc. In addition, I am attempting to digitally document the sources for our items.
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Re: Speleo-Museum, Whats the Story?

Postby Guanohunter » Feb 11, 2009 11:10 pm

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Gurnee Can 2 (2008.160.1)
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Re: Speleo-Museum, Whats the Story?

Postby Guanohunter » Feb 11, 2009 11:13 pm

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2008.2.1
These torn-out pants originated from the Hawaii Speleological Survey. Who was the original owner?
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Re: Speleo-Museum, Whats the Story?

Postby Guanohunter » Feb 11, 2009 11:15 pm

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2008.3.1
This carbide was owned by one of the founding members of the National Speleological Society, Bill Stephenson.
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