{The closing date of this Contest has been extended to July 30, 2012 as our readers and viewers are stumped! Give it a try and see if you can identify this unique artifact.}

The Lake Country Museum holds a large collection of interesting and unique artifacts. Over the next few months we will pose challenges to the community in ‘Guess the Artifact!’ with a distinctive object chosen for each week on our Facebook page and our Blog.

Artifact #1 -- 2012 06 24

Artifact #1 -- Do you know what this is?

You can participate in a number of ways. One way to participate is to visit the Museum any day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. over the summer for a closer look and to inform of us of your guess. Alternatively, visit our Facebook page and leave a comment with your thoughts or leave a comment on our Contact page, using Contest in the Subject line.. The contest for this artifact will continue until June 30th. {date extended to July 30, 2012}

A correct answer should include both the name of the artifact and its primary purpose. It will then be published on our Facebook page along with the winner’s name. The winner will then receive a copy of The Spirit of Lake Country, an in-house publication written by several local residents and historians.

The mystery object this week is a favorite among the Museum staff and volunteers. You can find it in the Nellie Carter Room amongst the tools on exhibit.