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?

History of the Surfboard

This totally rad piece of water sports equipment empowered millions of Americans to ride the waves – but but who invented the surfboard and how did the surfboard evolve through the years?

The Invention of Rubber Gloves

This is a love story behind one of the most important medical inventions ever made – the rubber glove – by William Stewart Halstead

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.