EASTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Shovels old and new have found a home at Stonehill College. The Arnold B. Tofias Industrial Archives, known better as The Ames Shovel Collection, contains a total of 783 shovels, dating as far back as 1774.
There is a healthy variety of shovels, including flat-blades, pointed-blades, split-handles, and one-piecers. There are shovels that were carried by soldiers in both World War I and World War II.
Some shovels in the exhibit once called The Smithsonian home.
How hard is it to access this hidden gem in Eastern Massachusetts? Not very.
"All somebody really has to do is just call us, email us," Stonehill's Director of Archives Nicole Casper said."If we can accommodate them, we will."
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports