Frazier History Museum

Selections from the Frazier Collection

Below are samplings from the Frazier Collection. Some of these items are on display, while others are not currently on display to the public. 

The family bible of legendary pioneer Daniel Boone.

The family bible of legendary pioneer Daniel Boone.

A British Highlander Coat from the Crimean War era (late 1800s).

A British Highlander Coat from the Crimean War era (late 1800s).

Dangerous outlaw and brother of Jesse James, Alexander Franklin “Frank” James   surrendered under the alias of “Alex James, Company E. 3rd Missouri Cavalry” and was paroled, agreeing that he would not take up arms against the United States.

Dangerous outlaw and brother of Jesse James, Alexander Franklin “Frank” James   surrendered under the alias of “Alex James, Company E. 3rd Missouri Cavalry” and was paroled, agreeing that he would not take up arms against the United States.

This particular pair of gauntlet gloves is Native American-made and was crafted from naturally tanned deer or elk leather, making them soft yet durable. 

This particular pair of gauntlet gloves is Native American-made and was crafted from naturally tanned deer or elk leather, making them soft yet durable. 

Said to have been presented to Gen. George Custer.

Said to have been presented to Gen. George Custer.

Self Bow and Quiver with Arrows, attributed to Geronimo, the great Apache leader.

Self Bow and Quiver with Arrows, attributed to Geronimo, the great Apache leader.

This series of documents details the First Lady’s 1875 insanity hearing and commitment to Bellevue Place in Batavia, Ill. 

This series of documents details the First Lady’s 1875 insanity hearing and commitment to Bellevue Place in Batavia, Ill. 

This officer’s slouch hat belonged to Capt. Hezekiah Easton of the 1st Pennsylvania Lt. Artillery. Easton was killed in this hat in battle at Gaines Mill, Va. in 1862.

This officer’s slouch hat belonged to Capt. Hezekiah Easton of the 1st Pennsylvania Lt. Artillery. Easton was killed in this hat in battle at Gaines Mill, Va. in 1862.

Built by hand from the ship’s original plans, this ship model took about 3,500 hours to build.

Built by hand from the ship’s original plans, this ship model took about 3,500 hours to build.

Trade Gorget for a Native American. Benjamin Day (1706-1757). Colonial American (Newport, Rhode Island), second quarter of the 18th Century.

Trade Gorget for a Native American. Benjamin Day (1706-1757). Colonial American (Newport, Rhode Island), second quarter of the 18th Century.

USS Maine hand-painted glass goblet purportedly presented to Charles D. Sigsbee by the crew after he was promoted to captain in April of 1897. 

USS Maine hand-painted glass goblet purportedly presented to Charles D. Sigsbee by the crew after he was promoted to captain in April of 1897. 

This collection ranges from prehistoric stone tools and Bronze Age daggers, to 16th century Italian armor up to a German dueling rapier from the 1930s. 

This collection ranges from prehistoric stone tools and Bronze Age daggers, to 16th century Italian armor up to a German dueling rapier from the 1930s.