Monday, June 21, 2004
Odd items populate museum exhibit
Bizarre artifacts that historical societies like to keep under wraps have crept out of the shadows and into the spotlight.
The tattered leather shoe blown off a woman's foot after she was struck by lightning. A light bulb still filled with water from the 1913 flood. A gas meter speared by a stick of wood from the 1974 Xenia tornado.
These and other items found in the storerooms of historical society museums around the state and in Indiana have been put on display at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in an exhibit titled: "Curious Collections: An Exhibit Beyond Bizarre."