Museum Catalog

The Vermont Historical Society houses over 25,000 objects relating to our State's history. Over the next five years all of these items will be digitally documented and placed in this catalog for public use. Items are presented in topical exhibits as well as categorical groupings. Please check back regularly as items will be added monthly. This catalog also houses the Vermont Women's History Database and the Vermont Black History Database.

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Cream Pitcher
Name/Title
Cream Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
2016.51.8
Description
Heavy white ceramic cream (or syrup) pitcher with red striping around the top edge. Just below the striping is the logo of the Lake Morey Club, which consists of a small, circular lake scene with tall evergreens and the inscription, "LAKE MOREY CLUB FAIRLEE VERMONT".
Context
Used at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont
Acquisition
2016.51
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
Lake Morey Resort
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Steam Engine
Interpretative Labels
Steam Engine, ca. 1793 Samuel Morey Fairlee, Vermont Tin, brass Gift of Amelia S. Morey Kibbey, 1900.2 Samuel Morey was an inventor from Fairlee, Vermont and Orford, New Hampshire. He first began experimenting with steam power in the 1780s, and his first patent, in 1793, was for a steam-powered spit (for cooking food). In the early 1790s, he began to develop a steam engine that he ultimately used to power a small boat that he drove up and down the Connecticut River. Legend has it that he snuck out to test his craft early on a Sunday morning, while the rest of the town was at church, so that he would be spared embarrassment in case of failure. Morey continued to develop his ideas for steam-powered boats, but he was slow to patent them, and in the early 19th century Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston joined together to create the first steamship line in America. They have typically received credit for creating workable steam engines, though Morey disputed their claims and argued that they stole his ideas. Morey continued to invent throughout his life, and in the 1820s he invented and attempted to sell an early internal combustion engine. He failed to attract buyers, but beginning in the 1890s, many automobile inventors credited his work as an inspiration. This model of Morey’s original steam engine comes from the Morey family, and is one of the longest-tenured objects in our collections.
Name/Title
Steam Engine
Entry/Object ID
1900.2
Description
Metal enclosed cylinder with two handles opposite each other, near top edge. Rotating piston is mounted to the top. See worksheet file for additional information.
Context
Invented by Samuel Morey of Fairlee, who used it to power a small boat, this was one of the earliest working piston steam engines in America.
Acquisition
1900.2
Made/Created
Artist
Morey, Samuel (1762-1843)
circa 1793
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Tin, Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Morey, Samuel (1762-1843)
Place
Town
Bradford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Shoe
Name/Title
Shoe
Entry/Object ID
2006.51.1
Description
Miniature green glass shoe printed above the heel with "KAULIN, LAKE MOREY, Fairlee, Vt."
Context
Kaulin was a hotel built on Lake Morey in 1905, now the Lake Morey Resort
Acquisition
2006.51
Made/Created
1914
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Lake Morey Resort
Related Place
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Hay Rake
Name/Title
Hay Rake
Entry/Object ID
1994.29
Description
Large wooden "bull" hay rake. The handle is a Y-shape made of two bent wood pieces. The handle attached perpendicular to a wooden rod. Five large tines spaced evening across the rod point back in the same direction as the handle. 20 large tines are pointed perpendicular to the direction of the handle.
Use
Pulled by hand to rake up the scattered hay left by a horse rake forming windrows.
Context
Used by Robert C. Morey in West Fairlee, Vermont
Acquisition
1994.29
Made/Created
circa 1920
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Metal
Relationships
Morey, Robert C.
Related Place
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Oil Lamp
Name/Title
Oil Lamp
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1411a-b
Description
Two glass oil lamp wells. One has a circular body and the other is slightly squatter.
Context
Owned by Captain Samuel Morey of Fairlee, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
1790-1800
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Morey, Samuel (1762-1843)
Related Place
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Projectile Point
Name/Title
Projectile Point
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.66
Description
Chipped stone projectile point.
Context
Collected from Lake Morey in Fairlee, Vermont
Acquisition
1957.25
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Place
Lake
Lake Morey
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Projectile Point
Name/Title
Projectile Point
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.90
Description
Chipped stone projectile point.
Context
Collected from Lake Morey in Fairlee, Vermont
Acquisition
1957.25
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Place
Lake
Lake Morey
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Teacup
Name/Title
Teacup
Entry/Object ID
2007.19.3
Description
Miniature glass teacup. The bottom half of the cup and the handle are clear glass and the top half is painted transparent red. The bottom portion has wide flutes, and the top portion is painted with the inscription, "Lake Morey, Fairlee, Vt."
Acquisition
2007.19
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Glass
Relationships
Related Place
Lake
Lake Morey
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cream Pitcher
Name/Title
Cream Pitcher
Entry/Object ID
2005.21.57
Description
White porcelain cream pitcher with pointed handle. The pitcher is printed on one side with a full-color illustration of a lake seen through young trees. The image is labeled, "Lake Morey, Fairlee, Vermont". The bottom of the pitcher is marked, "Made in Germany for D. D. Davis, Fairlee, Vermont".
Context
Sold by D. D. Davis in Fairlee, Vermont
Acquisition
2005.21
Made/Created
1910-1930
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Porcelain
Relationships
Cleveland, Eugene R. (1911-2005), D. D. Davis
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Pincushion
Name/Title
Pincushion
Entry/Object ID
1958.35
Description
Large rectangular pincushion embroidered on the top with Berlinwork needlepoint in a design of autumn leaves. The back of the cushion is green and purple silk. The edge is decorated with a red ruffle.
Context
Given as a wedding gift to John Socrates Tuttle Wallace and Harriet Hazleton
Acquisition
1958.35
Made/Created
1864
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Sawdust, Silk, Beads
Relationships
Wallace, John Socrates Tuttle (1835-1913), Wallace, Harriet Morey Hazleton (1833-1899)
Related Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Headband
Interpretative Labels
Beaded Headband, 1917-1919 Frances Stockwell Lovell (1897-1980) Rockingham, Vermont Glass beads, silk Given in Memory of Frances Stockwell Lovell, #2001.27.2 Camp Hokomoko was a small, exclusive girls camp on the shores of Lake Morey in Fairlee, Vermont. Though only in business as a summer camp for about ten years, the property was converted into a summer home whose owners regularly hosted reunions of the “Hokomoko Girls.”
Name/Title
Headband
Entry/Object ID
2001.27.2
Description
Beaded headband. The main portion of the headband is loom beaded, then mounted on a red ribbon. The beaded portion has the inscription, "HOKOMOKO", in red flanked by two 6-pointed stars on a white ground.
Context
Worn by Frances Stockwell Lovell at Camp Hokomoko in Fairlee, Vermont.
Acquisition
2001.27
Made/Created
Lovell, Frances Stockwell
1917-1919
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Beads, Ribbon
Relationships
Stockwell, Frances
Related Place
Camp
Camp Hokomoko
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Projectile Point
Name/Title
Projectile Point
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.95
Description
Chipped stone projectile point.
Context
Collected at Indian Head in Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1957.25
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Place
Lake
Lake Morey
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Projectile Point
Name/Title
Projectile Point
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.99
Description
Chipped stone projectile point.
Acquisition
1957.25
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Place
Lake
Lake Morey
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Projectile Point
Name/Title
Projectile Point
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.91
Description
Chipped stone projectile point.
Context
Collected at Indian Head in Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1957.25
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Place
Lake
Lake Morey
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Projectile Point
Name/Title
Projectile Point
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.104
Description
Chipped stone projectile point.
Acquisition
1957.25
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Place
Lake
Lake Morey
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Projectile Point
Name/Title
Projectile Point
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.101
Description
Chipped stone projectile point.
Acquisition
1957.25
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Place
Lake
Lake Morey
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Projectile Point
Name/Title
Projectile Point
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.103
Description
Chipped stone projectile point.
Acquisition
1957.25
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Place
Lake
Lake Morey
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Projectile Point
Name/Title
Projectile Point
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.102
Description
Chipped stone projectile point.
Acquisition
1957.25
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Place
Lake
Lake Morey
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Projectile Point
Name/Title
Projectile Point
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.100
Description
Chipped stone projectile point.
Acquisition
1957.25
Ethnography
Lexicon
Materials
Stone
Relationships
Place
Lake
Lake Morey
Town
Fairlee
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Soup Bowl
Name/Title
Soup Bowl
Entry/Object ID
2008.38.11.1-.6
Description
Heavy white ceramic soup bowl with a wide rim. The rim is edged at the shoulder and outer rim with thin blue lines. The center top has the initials CQ (the C is nested inside the Q) in blocky, varsity-style letters. The bottom of the bowl is marked, "O.P.CO. SYRACUSE CHINA 10-Y", in green.
Context
Used at Camp Quinibeck in Lake Fairlee, Vermont
Acquisition
2008.38
Made/Created
Syracuse China
Oct 1944-1970
Lexicon
Materials
Ceramic
Relationships
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