Glass, porcelain and other items unearthed during the foundation repair project.

A number of interesting objects have been discovered while work continues on the Manship House foundation.  Small pieces of porcelain and glass, a shell button, clay marble, beads, and a small porcelain doll head are only a few of the small artifacts recently discovered on the site.  These fragments of items the Manship family once owned and used, will help us learn more about life in the nineteenth century and this interesting family.  The white circular glass fragment in the upper left corner is a glass liner for a canning jar lid.  Glass liners were used to prevent foods from absorbing a metallic taste from the lid.