August 2023 is month of astronomical wonders in including two super moons (the second being a rare super blue moon) and the annual Persied Meteor showers. To celebrate the enduring majesty of our night skies, our August Object of the Month is a first edition of the first astronomical
July marks Independence Day in the United States, so our Object of the Month celebrates democracy in the form of an American flag. This particular flag flew over the Capitol during the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden. Learn more about the Biden Inauguration flag.
In a month that celebrates many holidays and religious traditions, December’s object of the month is a Torah Case. It features knotted carpet with silver borders of chased foliage and inscriptions, leaf-tip gallery, bells, fitted scroll and a top covered in damask. Learn more about the Torah Case
October is National Country Music Month, so our object of the month honors Elvis Presley. His contributions shaped not only country music but our national culture as well. This suede shearling jacket (Western Outdoor wear, Sears) was owned and worn by Elvis at his Circle G Ranch in Tennessee. Learn