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    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
    Intent to Deaccession

    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site intends to deaccession ten items that are outside the park’s scope of collections. The intent is to convey the objects to the Hay Creek Valley Association, Geirgertown, PA.

    The items to be deaccessioned are:

    HOFU 5504 Ceramic crock with blue leaves.
    HOFU 5505 Ceramic crock with blue tulip decoration.
    HOFU 7072-7074 White porcelain gravy boat with printed blue imagery. Includes vessel, lid, and saucer.
    HOFU 5276 Ceramic pitcher decorated with blue glazing and an eagle and shield motif. Circa 1840.
    HOFU 7059 Ceramic sugar bowl with blue transfer
    HOFU 7067 Ceramic cup with blue transfer imagery
    HOFU 5492 Wooden Cheese Press.
    HOFU 5497 Tin Tea Caddy.
    HOFU 5579 Candle Mold with 12 molding cups.
    HOFU 5564 Tin Candle Mold

    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site intends to deaccession nineteen items that are outside the park’s scope of collections. The intent is to convey the objects to the Beidler House, Gibraltar, PA.

    The items to be deaccessioned are:

    HOFU 6568 Set of three pewter measuring cups in a baluster form.
    HOFU 5428 Brass Dipper
    HOFU 5478 Wool bedding that is home spun, red, and green.
    HOFU 5479 Blue and white checked bedding
    HOFU 5493 Wooden cupboard
    HOFU 6552 Tin spice box with scoop.
    HOFU 5299 Ceramic pitcher with blue sponge pattern.
    HOFU 5506 Round, wooden serving board.
    HOFU 5500 Wooden, H-shaped cheese carrier
    HOFU 5490 Round Tin Pan.
    HOFU 5489 Ceramic platter with blue feather edging.
    HOFU 5485 Wrought iron trivet with three legs.
    HOFU 5486 Wrought iron trivet with three curled legs
    HOFU 5484 Wrought Iron Fireplace Grill.
    HOFU 5275 Ceramic cup. Circa 1838
    HOFU 5273 Ceramic plate. Circa 1838.
    HOFU 5596 Ceramic plate, cracked through center.
    HOFU 5580 Candle Mold with 12 molding cups.
    HOFU 5572 Tin Cup, Handle Missing
    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site intends to deaccession three items that are outside the park’s scope of collections. The intent is to convey the objects to the Old Dry Run Farm, Wernersville, PA.

    The items to be deaccessioned are:

    HOFU 5550 Tin food container
    HOFU 5498 Wooden skimmer
    HOFU 5591 Red ware plate

    Please address any comments or questions about these deaccessions to Becky Ross, Cultural Resource Manager, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site at 610-582-8773, ext. 240 or rebecca_ross@nps.gov

    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site intends to deaccession a wooden, single horse sleigh (HOFU 6776) that is outside the park’s scope of collections. The intent is to convey the sleigh to the Leesport Lock House, Leesport, Pennsylvania.

    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site also intends to deaccession an Albany sleigh (HOFU 3336) to the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, Boyertown, Pennsylvania. The Albany sleigh is outside the park’s scope of collections.

    Please address any comments or questions about these deaccessions to Becky Ross, Cultural Resource Manager, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site at 610-582-8773, ext. 240 or rebecca_ross@nps.gov

    Valley Forge National Historical Park
    Intent to Deaccession

    Valley Forge National Historical Park intends to deaccession a Conestoga wagon that is outside the park’s scope of collections. The intent is to convey the wagon to the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, Pennsburg, Pennsylvania.

    Please address any comments or questions about this deaccession to Dona McDermott, Archivist, Valley Forge National Historical Park at 610-783-1034 or dona_mcdermott@nps.gov

    Objects Available from the Museum Resource Center

    The Museum Resource Center (MRCE) has deaccessioned a collection of approximately 300 objects. The objects were transferred to the MRCE from Catoctin Mountain Park (CATO) after CATO deaccessioned the objects. These objects were accessioned into MRCE collection in error and later deaccessioned in 2006. Many of the objects were acquired for living history and exhibit purposes and should not have been cataloged into the museum collection. The objects span the time period from about the late 1800s to early 1900s. Most objects are in good to fair condition. The following are generalized descriptions of the types of objects that are available.

    Blacksmith and Farming Tools: grinder, sickle, auger, broadaxes, corn sheller, sheep shears, hoof trimmer, hay hook, froes, riveter, pulleys, spokeshaves.

    Textile Manufacturing: loom, loom jack, bobbin, spinning wheel, textile fragments, wool carders, spindle, sewing machine, laundry boiler, hetchels.

    Furniture: washstand, lamp, saddlemaker’s bench.

    Kitchen Equipment: kraut stomper, meat grinder, ceramic pitchers, spoon, ricers, meat hook, potato hook, lard press, milk can, cake mold, cream whip, teapot, fruit dryer.

    Misc. Household and Other items: magazines, oil cans, animal traps, books, tablecloth, broom machines, vase, tool set, die, comb, poster, protective net, barbed wire.

    Please contact the park for further information: Ashley Carter, Curator Museum Resource Center 3300 Hubbard Rd. Landover, MD 20785 301-832-3968 Email ashley_carter@nps.gov

    Click here for the list of objects available from the Museum Resource Center.

    Lincoln Home National Historic Site

    Lincoln Home National Historic Site intends to deaccession a circa 1835 mirror that is outside the park’s scope of collections. The intent is to convey the mirror to the Elijah Iles House Foundation, Springfield, Illinois. The Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, consists of the oldest house in Springfield, which has been converted to an 1830s historic house museum. The mirror, which has no Lincoln or city connection and is inaccurate for the 1844-1860 occupation of the Lincolns in the house, has not been exhibited in the Lincoln Home since at least 1987.

    Please address any comments or questions about this deaccession to Susan Haake, Curator, Lincoln Home National Historic Site at (217) 391-3246 or susan_haake@nps.gov.

    Mirror

     

    Intent to Deaccession

                Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site intends to deaccession ten items that are outside the park’s scope of collections. The intent is to convey the objects to the Hay Creek Valley Association, Geirgertown, PA.
    The items to be deaccessioned are:
    HOFU 5504 Ceramic crock with blue leaves.
    HOFU 5505 Ceramic crock with blue tulip decoration.
    HOFU 7072-7074 White porcelain gravy boat with printed blue imagery. Includes vessel, lid, and saucer.
    HOFU 5276 Ceramic pitcher decorated with blue glazing and an eagle and shield motif. Circa 1840.
    HOFU 7059 Ceramic sugar bowl with blue transfer
    HOFU 7067 Ceramic cup with blue transfer imagery
    HOFU 5492 Wooden Cheese Press.
    HOFU 5497 Tin Tea Caddy.
    HOFU 5579 Candle Mold with 12 molding cups.
    HOFU 5564 Tin Candle Mold
    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site intends to deaccessYea nineteen items that are outside the park’s scope of collections. The intent is to convey the objects to the Beidler House, Gibraltar, PA.
    The items to be deaccessioned are:
    HOFU 6568 Set of three pewter measuring cups in a baluster form.
    HOFU 5428 Brass Dipper
    HOFU 5478 Wool bedding that is home spun, red, and green.
    HOFU 5479 Blue and white checked bedding
    HOFU 5493 Wooden cupboard
    HOFU 6552 Tin spice box with scoop.
    HOFU 5299 Ceramic pitcher with blue sponge pattern.
    HOFU 5506 Round, wooden serving board.
    HOFU 5500 Wooden, H-shaped cheese carrier
    HOFU 5490 Round Tin Pan.
    HOFU 5489 Ceramic platter with blue feather edging.
    HOFU 5485 Wrought iron trivet with three legs.
    HOFU 5486 Wrought iron trivet with three curled legs
    HOFU 5484 Wrought Iron Fireplace Grill.
    HOFU 5275 Ceramic cup. Circa 1838
    HOFU 5273 Ceramic plate. Circa 1838.
    HOFU 5596 Ceramic plate, cracked through center.
    HOFU 5580 Candle Mold with 12 molding cups.
    HOFU 5572 Tin Cup, Handle Missing
    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site intends to deaccession three items that are outside the park’s scope of collections. The intent is to convey the objects to the Old Dry Run Farm, Wernersville, PA.
    The items to be deaccessioned are:
    HOFU 5550 Tin food container
    HOFU 5498 Wooden skimmer
    HOFU 5591 Red ware plate
    Please address any comments or questions about these deaccessions to Becky Ross, Cultural Resource Manager, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site at 610-582-8773, ext. 240 or rebecca_ross@nps.gov