Senate House State Historic Site
Since access to all the historic sites buildings, tours, programs, and special events are suspended until further notice, the staff wanted to take the opportunity to show off some of their favorite collections pieces. Senate House’s collections contains 30,000 fascinating objects, so there are many to choose from!
These carved wooden clogs (SH 1975.280.1&2) were dredged from the Hudson River, off the coast of New Jersey in 1901. They were donated to the site in 1933 by Amos Van Etten as a part of the Catherine Vanderlyn Estate. Wooden Clogs were known as work shoes dating back to the middle ages. They are sturdy, waterproof and excellent protection from sharp objects. Wooden Clogs are associated with the Dutch and Swedish, but they deep roots all over Europe.
Stay tuned for more information on some fascinating collections pieces, and more information on our upcoming season.