We Want Your Shoes … For St. Nick

Larger version of above pic: http://morrisoncountyhistory.org/stnickday2014.pdf Weyerhaeuser Museum Requests Shoes for St. Nicholas Day Americans are familiar with the tradition of hanging stockings, typically by a fireplace, as part of a Christmas celebration. If girls and boys behave themselves during the year, Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas, will fill those…

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Collections Carousel – Buckles & Snaps Shoes

These bulky-looking shoes were worn by Samuel Thomas, a farmer who was a resident of Cushing township during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Together with a pair of “underpants”, these shoes weigh a hefty eighteen pounds.  Samuel Thomas, who was also known locally as “Buckles & Snaps”, “The…

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