Old Stuff Day

On Knowitall, we have quite a few resources that do a great job at preserving "old stuff" so we can learn about the past.

Celebrated on March 2, Old Stuff Day is all about getting rid of old clutter, clothes and ideas and starting fresh. It is encouraged to try a new food, a new route to work, a new routine, not just about donating your old wardrobe.

Here on Knowitall, we have a different spin! We have quite a few resources that do a great job of preserving "old stuff" so we can learn about the past.

Check out some of these virtual field trips and tours below.

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14th Century Hymnal | National Book Month
14th Century Hymnal | National Book Month

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This hymnal from the 14th century has a "B" with a long tail. What else do you notice about the "B"? Photo courtesy of The Melbert R. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection
13th Century Prayer Book | National Book Month
13th Century Prayer Book | National Book Month

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In this page from a 13th century prayer book the letter "P" changes into a man and the "E" is in a box, with flowers inside it. Photo courtesy of The Melbert R. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection
14th Century Prayer Book - National Book Month
14th Century Prayer Book - National Book Month

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This is a page from a prayer book made in England in the 14th century. Can you see how the big letter "S" has an ivy vine growing all around it? Photo courtesy of The Melbert R. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts...
Page from the Book of Kells | National Book Month
Page from the Book of Kells | National Book Month

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Each book was special and took a long time to make. Sometimes a monk worked for a year or more on one book. Usually they were stories from the Bible, so the monks wanted them to be very beautiful...