Nan Prince, assistant director of collections, brings us this post about interesting artifacts in the Museum Division collection.

Glass vase from 1904 state fair. Accession number: 1977.15.2 (Museum Division collection)

Glass vase from 1904 state fair. Accession number: 1977.15.2 (Museum Division collection)

Hugh Geiger purchased this small glass pitcher when he was ten years old and visited the state fair in 1904. At that time, the state fair was held inside the recently abandoned Old Capitol building. You can view this pitcher and several other state fair–related items in the History Happened Here exhibit at the Old Capitol Museum.