Artifact courtesy of Glenbow Museum c 2002

 

 

The Match Holder

Pioneer children often had the task of keeping the fire burning.  Each morning the children would take out a match and relight the fire to ensure that it was ready for the daily cooking, and to heat the home.   It is made of metal and has a hole so that it could be nailed up on a wall or shelf.  This artifact comes from the Glenbow Museum collection.  It is about 75 to 100 years old.

 
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Last updated April 28, 2003