Several of the items on display were donated to the AHC by the late Maud Eastwood, nationally-recognized historic hardware scholar and author. We mount the exhibit in memory of her many years of sharing her expertise with the AHC. She assisted greatly in exhibit development and design, and cataloguing and organizing thousands of artifacts, and we remain grateful for her steadfast commitment, encouragement, and friendship.
This exhibit is an outgrowth of hardware collections cataloguing and re-housing work funded by an Oregon Museum Grant in 2013 and 2014. We thank board member Jackie Peterson-Loomis for her support of label production, and curator Doug Magedanz and volunteer Philip Austin for their assistance in mounting the exhibit.