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Museum of Artifacts That Made America

From the first video games to the cotton gin; how do the inventions of the past impact the world around us today?

The Tobacco Press: Revolutionising Farmers’ Gold

Today we know the risks of smoking tobacco, but over 100 years ago the dangers were less so, and tobacco became a booming business in Kentucky. Its success can in part be credited to the Burley tobacco press.

The First American Cookbook

In 1796, Amelia Simmons released ‘American Cookery’, the first cookbook to be published by an American, in the United States.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt

This is the story of a community art project that changed the world’s perception of HIV and AIDs.

The Raised Fist Afro Comb

In 1972, Anthony Romani used the raised fist symbol to create a product that came to symbolise African-American history, culture and pride.

History of the Polygraph Machine

In 1921, John Augustus Larson, a medical student and police officer invented a machine to help determine if someone was lying.