Historical Information Collection
The main function of the information room is to reveal copper’s history, locations, affinities, mysteries and how copper and its ore was used for other purposes.
The story of copper begins when it was discovered, as it was used for tools, weapons, and pigments. The broad use of copper has lead to some of the world’s most amazing mysteries; many of which remain unsolved to this day.
Military Art Collection (Trench Art)
The main function of the military art collection is to reveal individual creativity by military men upon expended brass artillery shell casings and other materials. Many designs were thought of while soldiers were in-between battles and these works on brass were made as souvenirs and for loved ones.
Art & Architecture Collection (with Religious Art & Architecture Room)
The main function of the art and architecture collection is to reveal human expression and the application of creative skill and imagination through the use of copper and its alloys.
Copper and its alloy, bronze, have been commonly used in art since the ancient Egyptians. Copper has been used for molding work, bronze for statuary, and brass for casting.
Artifacts in this room consist of cookware that was used in open-fires, fireplaces, wood or coal stoves, and gas or electric ranges. Copper cookware has been used to make anything from jellies to lasagna and is always tin lined to protect from food discoloration and copper toxicity. Copper is the preferred choice of chefs due to it ability to cook quickly, its uniform heating capabilities, and its lovely color .
The main function of the drinkware collection is for revealing the vessels in which beer, wine, water, and other liquids were stored or served from.
Throughout history, copper was used as storage vessels for many liquids to include serving of drinks. Today, copper has been replaced by plastics and glassware in homes, however copper water piping is still prevalent in many houses.
Distillery & Winery Collection
The main function of the distillery and winery room is for exhibiting stills and the tools that are used for harvesting and the making of wine, beer, cognac, and other spirits.