Ongoing Exhibits

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Pop-Up Exhibit 

Tap Into History: A Century of Typewriters



This hands-on exhibit encourages visitors to type out personal messages on our 19th and 20th century typewriters. The sound of the clacking keys and carriage return provides a nostalgic reminder for adults who remember painstakingly hunting and pecking out school assignments and correspondence. And the unfamiliar machine is an intriguing object for our digitally-adept children who search the keyboard in vain for the “print” key!

To bring one of Montgomery History’s pop-up exhibits to your next event, contact Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator Matthew Gagle.


Opened May 16, 2015
Curated by Elizabeth Lay


Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine


Reinterpretation coming Fall 2019!

Dr. Stonestreet has something for whatever ails you. The current interpretation features Dr. Stonestreet as a country doctor traveling to make house calls. What will he pack for his patient? Will it be his obstetrics case with everything needed to deliver a baby? Will it be bones and plaster to reset a broken arm, or stitch up lacerations? Will he be performing surgery and need ether and surgical instruments? And, while you are visiting, peer into the pharmaceutical cabinet for a collection of 19th century tonics that promised to cure everything from feminine ills, to re-grow hair for men.



Opened June 12, 2015
Curated by Elizabeth Lay and Clarence Hickey