Thursday, February 06, 2020

Museum of Things Found With Metal Detectors

My youngest son got a metal detector for Christmas. Luckily, the Museum of Things Found With Metal Detectors isn't very far from home. Honestly, I'm not sure it would be worth a lengthy drive unless you're also planning to check out the covered bridges in the area or the Linn County Historical Museum, which is totally worth a road trip. But to get a kid excited about his new metal detector, it was fun to visit. 

The museum is at White's Electronics and they have a huge display of the metal detectors and geiger counters they've been making since the 1950s, along with things found with metal detectors...and things not found with metal detectors.

The teapots found in sunken ships were some of my favorites, along with a coral encrusted sword and a few old rifles that were barely recognizable as guns.

Now we have to research artificial reefs and whether coral can be removed from metal artifacts...

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