to be among the first to see our mystery! You may want to have your own picture taken with this wonderful item.
A little bit of information about our item:
The Mystery at the Museum Story
From Voices from the Past
"Hi! I'm Susan Carpenter and I'm returning to share some exciting news and mysteries with you about my treasure come home again to stay right here in the Heartland. Some remember me as Mrs. J. B. Carpenter, but I was born Susan Conroy, July 25th, 1868, near Sherwood Wisconsin, not too far from Appleton.
My father passed in 1873, and my mother moved us all to near Woolstock, where she remarried. I met a handsome young farmer by the name of Joseph B. Carpenter. We were married March 10, 1891 and for the next 32 years we enjoyed a happy and prosperous life on his farm northwest of Woolstock.
Then tragedy struck. Our old REO with its faulty brakes stalled on the tracks at the Banks Crossing in Webster City just as the Northwestern passenger train was accelerating out of the Webster City Station. I panicked as the monstrous engine bore down upon our stalled car. I opened the door to jump to safety, but was caught by the cow-catcher.
I left behind a treasure surrounded by many mysteries never solved. That treasure survived during its moves over the next 95 years only because of pleading and tears of my granddaughter Betty. It was in Rowan, Iowa, then on to Illinois
Now this prized possession is right here, in this museum! I can hardly wait to have you see it! I understand it will be unveiled in December, but I simply cannot wait that long to tell you what it is! Oh, no, my time is up....but very quickly, it is....
DEBUT IS DECEMBER 2ND! STOP IN FROM 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM TO SEE IT!