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    Giving back to the community- My Museum donations

    Well folks, it rained all day here in NC, and tomorrow we are supposed to get snow. What a great time to get caught up with my relic displays.
    You may remember some of these finds from past hunts. All of these displays & relics I made to donate to the local museum.
    It's a great feeling to be able to give something back to the community where I metal detect. The museum also lets me keep my detecting business card on display for others to see while visiting. A great way for me to get more properties to detect.

    One of my favorite finds was the small Tiger pin which, per the museum director, may be the only example they have ever seen.
    It was the mascot used in the late 1800's until the 1920's before Wake Forest became the Demon Deacons.
    I dug it up on the old ball field.

    Some of you may remember the Scarificator mid-1800's bloodletting device too. Also a very unusual find.

    Enjoy,
    MM
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    Last edited by River Rat; Dec 29, 2013 at 09:17 AM.
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    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

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    us
    Sep 2007
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    Re: Giving back to the community- My Museum donations

    Thats mighty nice of you, you get 2 in my book.

    CW
    www.wedigdixie.com
    WWW.WEDIGDIXIEFORUMS.COM
    Researching, Recovering & Preserving America's Past

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    Re: Giving back to the community- My Museum donations

    Quote Originally Posted by cwdigger
    Thats mighty nice of you, you get 2 in my book.

    CW
    www.wedigdixie.com
    CW,
    You just reminded me. I need to sign up on your new web site. Sorry it's taken me so long. I'll go do it right now.
    -MM-

    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

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    Re: Giving back to the community- My Museum donations

    Doug - Fantastic stuff and great displays... I think it's awesome that you donate like that. Well done.

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    seger98

    Re: Giving back to the community- My Museum donations

    Really nice displays Doug, you did a great job cleaning the relics & coins up & a great job of putting them into display cases. I'm sure the museum appreciates it very much.

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    Re: Giving back to the community- My Museum donations

    Quote Originally Posted by Montana Jim
    Doug - Fantastic stuff and great displays... I think it's awesome that you donate like that. Well done.
    Thanks Big Jim.
    I remember you being one of the first members replying to my posts when I was still a newbie. I've learned a whole lot, and met some great people in those three years.
    Thanks buddy,
    Doug

    Quote Originally Posted by seger98
    Really nice displays Doug, you did a great job cleaning the relics & coins up & a great job of putting them into display cases. I'm sure the museum appreciates it very much.
    Thanks Chris.
    On Friday, I saw the lady I made that small one for last week. She kept thanking me and said that it is so nice that I do this for people.
    She said "I would have even paid you for making this shadowbox." I may lose money detecting, but there is a LOT of gratification by doing nice things for others.
    By the way, we have August 9th, 10th, & 11th penciled in for our Wisconsin trip to Boulder Junction.
    -Doug-

    Quote Originally Posted by rtde3
    Doug that is sooo coool! Good job man!
    Thanks Rob.
    You are another TN member that gives back to others, and is very much appreciated. Thanks big guy.
    -Doug-

    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

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    ca
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    Re: Giving back to the community- My Museum donations

    Cool display, and an awesome job you did

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    us
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    Re: Giving back to the community- My Museum donations

    Now that is just great. Cool Display. That sure makes our "sport" look that much greater when people like yourself go out of their way and make us all look good. Nice job jgas
    JGAS

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    us
    Sep 2008
    Orlando Florida
    Excalibur II and ACE 250
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    Re: Giving back to the community- My Museum donations

    Awesome MM,

    Great displays. I have hopes of contacting museums and doing something similar. You are an inspiration.

    Keep up the good work!
    Dan

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    us
    BEWARE: Treasure Hunter at Large

    Nov 2007
    Tennessee, USA
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    Re: Giving back to the community- My Museum donations

    Doug you are a fine example to us all.
    Keep up the good work.
    I've got my priorities straight. When I get back from detecting I'll get right to it Dear.

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    us
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    Raleigh, NC
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    Re: Giving back to the community- My Museum donations

    Cool Doug, keep it up so everyone can enjoy the buried history in their yards.
    Bill.

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    us
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    Re: Giving back to the community- My Museum donations

    Man, Doug, that is a great looking display. You are making a wonderful contribution to the Wake Forest community, hats off to you! Who knows, maybe that display will be around after all of us are gone. What a cool thought, that you could be inspiring folks with these artifacts many generations into the future......Great job!
    Steve

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    Charter Member

    Jan 2007
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    Re: Giving back to the community- My Museum donations

    Your generosity will afford the opportunity for many future generations to see the fruit of many hours of detecting. This may open doors for you in securing permnission to hunt other productive sites. Great Job! MM!!
    View more Tenn. Trio hunts by going to "You Tube" & typing in "Quindy Robertson".

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    us
    Oct 2008
    PA
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    Re: Giving back to the community- My Museum donations

    Nice work

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    us
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    Re: Giving back to the community- My Museum donations

    Beatuiful collection, but I would never donate them to anybody. Fill out the paper stating that they are on LOAN to them. This way if you ever want them back you can get them, and it will keep them from selling them which museums will do. I donated my collection of arrow heads to a museum, and have never seen them again. That was years ago. Every time I ask about them the come up with some kind of an excuse to why they are not on display. My grandkids wants to see them now, and can't. Think about it before you give them away.

    Old River

 

 
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