A beginner's guide to going down rabbit holes: "What's in the Box?" Box 4-Object #7

What's in the Box? Join me as I explore one of the artifacts found in Box #4. This week: The Maccabees as a jumping off point for wider exploration.

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As our description always says, "Museum artifacts have many stories they can tell! You can explore what materials they are made of, how they were made, who made them, how they were used, or how they changed society – and so much more!"

In this video, we explore this concept in more detail and take a peak at multiple stories!

As always, I challenge you to look at the objects around you and think about all the stories they have to tell!


Extra Credit

The Cyclopedia of Fraternities, 1907 - if you want a 1907 account of ALL the U.S. fraternal orgs and their origins, then this is for you:


The international encyclopedia of secret societies and fraternal orders

by Alan Axelrod, 1997 - and 90 years later we get another enyclopedia: https://archive.org/details/internationalenc00axel

"Social clubs died out in America. Now, venture capital is bringing them back", 2019 opinion article with for for thought on the the state of clubs in American society: https://www.fastcompany.com/90350407/the-death-and-unlikely-rebirth-of-the-american-social-club




Attribution - No Commercial Use - Sharing under the Same Terms 2.0 France (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 FR). Edited for length.

"Fig Leaf Times Two" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License



Attribution - No Commercial Use - Sharing under the Same Terms 2.0 France (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 FR). Edited for length.


Intro and end graphics: Ryan Mealiffe

Research completed with the help of our wonderful Campbell Museum volunteers.

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