KENOSHA — For the 2018 season, the Kenosha History Center is adopting a new style of Artifact of the Month. Each month a staff member, volunteer or intern will choose an artifact, or artifacts, from the History Center collections and will compose a “staff choice” exhibit.
For January, Jon Martens, the museum’s collection and exhibitions specialist, has chosen shaving tools. Wet shaving is coming back into fashion, with designer razors and soaps becoming more common. This exhibit presents a small selection of tools, showing that our modern fashions are not too far removed from the past.
Artifacts move from an early modern handmade razor to a rechargeable electric shaver; not only showing how people have shaved, but giving a brief timeline of evolving metallurgical technology.
The Kenosha History Center, 220 51st Place, is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. There is no admission fee; donations are accepted.