The Frost Trade Bead Collection at the Illinois State Museum
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Posted by: Joyce Post Reply
07/13/2017, 18:39:23

The last time the Frost Collection was discussed here on BCN 2 years ago, the museum was in danger of closing, due to a state budget crisis. It was closed for 9 months, and has been re-opened for about a year, apparently with a 78% drop in attendance compared to pre-closure. A number of inquiries were made about the Frost collection. I'm glad to see that the Illinois budget seems to be doing better.

The Frost Collection pages on the museum website are a fascinating piece of the history of the bead trade into the U.S. And a bit to Africa as well.

Modified by Joyce at Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 18:44:36

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