Hair Wreaths in Victorian Brockport

by Danielle Maerlender Jackie Baker, a museum internship student from the College at Brockport, can be seen here with three-year museum volunteer, Sue Savard, examining a hair wreath in front of the other hair wreaths housed in Emily Knapp Museum. Hair wreaths, more commonly known as hair work or hair jewelry, were an important partContinue reading “Hair Wreaths in Victorian Brockport”

WWI Artifacts and Harry Coleman

by Danielle Maerlender Mike Lane, a museum internship student from the College at Brockport, can be seen here photographing a World War 1 ‘doughboy’ helmet inscribed with the initials H.R.C. Upon further examination and research, Mike was able to identify its owner as soldier Harry R. Coleman and his connection to the 4th infantry divisionContinue reading “WWI Artifacts and Harry Coleman”

The Shafer Legacy- “Something is missing.”

The Emily Knapp Museum has acquired many boxes that were left behind in the attic of 19 Park Ave, a home that belonged first to Fred and Josephine Shafer, and passed to their children, Leland and Vivian Shafer. As we go through the five or so boxes containing personal correspondence, poetry, and finance records, weContinue reading “The Shafer Legacy- “Something is missing.””