Interesting Items Shared at Show & Tell Night

An enthusiastic group brought items to share on June 18th to the Mason City Historical Society’s Show and Tell night.

Items shared included pillowcases from the 1930’s, embroidered by the owner’s great grandmother; a beautifully ornate 1888 baptismal certificate in the original frame; a 1953 hot lunch ticket from Mason City Community Unit School District 123; furnishings from a play house and Donald Duck play dishes; a fifty-five year old wedding ring worn by the original owner’s granddaughter; pictures of a family farm and barn; a doorstop made to look like a toddler boy and his dog; a cast iron rooster piggy bank from around 1910; and a 1953 class ring.

One of the last items shared was a checkered flag from the old mini-car race track in Mason City.  After some discussion, the group believed the track was gone by 1949.  If anyone has any information about the track, or pictures, could you please contact the historical society at or call 217.898.8586.  We’d like to know more about it.

For more about Show & Tell Night at the Mason City Historical Society, read this week’s edition of the Mason City Banner Times.