Crosby Button Factory

Before we moved it to the museum, this small button factory stood for many years on the bank of Black River in Pocahontas. In the factory, museum visitors can see the machinery used to create “button blanks” from mussel shells harvested from the Black River in the long ago. The “blanks” were  shipped off to be turned into the buttons people sewed onto their clothing in the days before plastics replaced the shell buttons.

Medical Room

A collection of early Randolph County medical and dental instruments.