5th September 1867 - Blackmore Museum formally opened

493px-'Red_Cloud'_and_Mr._Blackmore_-_NARA_-_523826On 5th September 1867 the Blackmore Museum was formally opened to the public[1]

The museum had been founded in 1864 by Mr William Blackmore. It was built around artefacts racovered by two American archaeologists Ephraim George Squier and and Edwin Hamilton Davis in the Mississippi and Ohio valleys[2].

The museum was administered by, but separate from, the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum which had been founded in 1860[3].

Picture: The photo is titled ‘Red Cloud and Mr Blackmore’ - given Blackmore’s interest in native American culture and his travels in the US, I’d assume that Mr Blackmore is the chap who founded the Museum but I don’t know. Wikimedia says: ‘This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code. See Copyright.’

Footnotes

[1] Title Some account of the Blackmore museum, Salisbury Salisbury and south Wilts museum, page 2, 1868

[2] William Henry Blackmore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[3] Museum History | Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum

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