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11/29/2013 9:30:00 AM
What is it? Annual display returns to Camp Verde Historical Society
Vada Lovato, head of the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum’s ‘What is it?’ project, holds a road flare similar to one used when she was a child. For the past few years, the Camp Verde Historical Society has encouraged folks to bring old, distinctive, hard-to-identify objects to the museum for its popular ‘What is it?’ exhibit. VVN/Bill Helm
Vada Lovato, head of the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum’s ‘What is it?’ project, holds a road flare similar to one used when she was a child. For the past few years, the Camp Verde Historical Society has encouraged folks to bring old, distinctive, hard-to-identify objects to the museum for its popular ‘What is it?’ exhibit. VVN/Bill Helm

Camp Verde Historical Society president Ron Brattain looks at the CVHS Museum’s annual “What is it?” exhibit. Through the end of January, the Museum is looking to show - and identify old, distinctive, hard-to-identify objects. VVN/Bill Helm
Camp Verde Historical Society president Ron Brattain looks at the CVHS Museum’s annual “What is it?” exhibit. Through the end of January, the Museum is looking to show - and identify old, distinctive, hard-to-identify objects. VVN/Bill Helm


Bill Helm
Reporter


CAMP VERDE - What is it?

That's what the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum wants to know.

For the past few years, the CVHS has encouraged folks to bring old, distinctive, hard-to-identify objects to the museum for its popular 'What is it?' exhibit.

Through the end of January, the CVHS Museum is looking to show - and identify - unique items. An antique juicer, cigarette maker, hatpin holder, nutcracker, window sash weight, road flare/smudge pot, and a few yet-to-be identified pieces are currently on display.

Vada Lovato, a member of the Camp Verde Historical Society's board of directors, recognized the road flare from her childhood in northern California. Lovato approximated that the kind of road flare on display in the museum was used through the 1950s.

"People like this exhibit," said Lovato, head of the 'What is it' project. "It gets them involved. Anything people cannot identify, we want them to bring in. We'll put it in the case and maybe someone can identify it."

Ron Brattain, president of the Historical Society, said he could figure out most items.

"But once in awhile, they stump me," Brattain said.

Brattain remembered a time a few years ago when a vacationing couple visited the museum.

"I'm not sure where they came from," Brattain recalled. "They said they had an item and they weren't sure what it was. So they brought it in. Said they got it at a yard sale. It was made of wood, with a brass insert in the middle. We put it in our case.

"Lo and behold, someone came in and said it was for putting a cork in a wine bottle," Brattain continued. "We thought it was interesting that someone came in and knew what it was."

Objects can be brought to the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on Tuesdays. The museum is located at 435 S. Main St. For more information, call (928) 567-9560 or (928) 567-0660.

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