Bicentennial Pewter Plate, 1976

Commemorative pewter plate for America’s bicentennial given to Dickinson College by Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00627

Location: Shelf 26

Subject: Bicentennial, Carlisle

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Carlisle Bi-Centennial Bowl, 1951

A white bowl with scalloped edges and a gold trim. In the center of the bowl is an illustration in red of the gate that leads across the academic quad to Old West. On the reverse side there is text in red on the bottom of the bowl that reads "Cumberland-Carlisle Bi-Centenial 1751 1951 made expressly for Carlisle.  Penna Musical Arts Club first edition". This object belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class of 1927. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2012.6_8

Location: Shelf 34

Subject: Bowl, Carlisle, Anniversaries

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Carlisle Bi-Centennial Commemorative Plate, 1951

A white plate with scalloped edges and a gold trim. In the center of the plate is a collage of illustrations in red of important sites in Carlisle, including (clockwise from the top) the Cumberland County Courthouse, Dickinson School of Law's Trickett Hall, County Jail, the Doorway of Old West, the Molly Pitcher Monument, and Hoff Hall, the USAF Information School on the Carlisle Barracks. This object belonged to Velva Diven Daihl, class of 1927. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2012.6_1

Location: Shelf 34

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Carlisle

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Carlisle Chamber of Commerce Plaque, c.1970

Wooden Plaque from the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce honoring Dickinson College's 200 years of contributions to the Carlisle community. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00117

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with AC 00113-00116, AC 00538, AC 00539)

Subject: Honors and Awards, Carlisle, Plaque

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Sesqui-Centennial Anniversary Pin, 1901

Button made by Dickinson College celebrating Carlisle and Cumberland County’s sesqui-centennial anniversary in 1901.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00488

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00418-00422, AC 00448-00449, AC 00484, AC 00541)

Subject: Anniversaries, Buttons, Carlisle, Cumberland County

Format: Pins/Buttons

Carlisle souvenir plate, c.1910

Blue and white plate featuring “New Denny Hall” and images of other landmarks in Carlisle and at the Carlisle Indian School.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00580

Location: Shelf 28

Subject: Commemorative Plates, Carlisle, Denny Hall

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Carlisle, Pennsylvania Button

A round white metal button with "I love (red heart symbol) Carlisle" in black lettering.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00206

Location: Shelf 17 (housed with 00194, 00207-00208, 00216)

Subject: Button, Carlisle

Format: Pins/Buttons

Metzger Institute pin

Gold pennant-shaped pin painted in white enamel with name “Metzger” for the Metzger Institute.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00172

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00161 - AC 00180)

Subject: Education, Carlisle, Cumberland County

Format: Pins/Buttons

Noah Pinkney Plaque, 1951

This bronze plaque honors Noah Pinkney for years of dedication and service to the college community. The plaque was dedicated during alumni day in 1951 as part of commencement week activities. Pinkney, who had been enslaved earlier in life before making his way to Pennsylvania, sold pretzels, ice cream, and sandwiches to students and staff for over 40 years. He was often found with his cart in front of East College or just outside the East College gate. This plaque was placed on the Class of 1905 Gate on N. West Street during the tenure of President William W. Edel, a member of the class of 1915 who had fond memories of Pinkney. The plaque bears the words, "Rest here a while, Dickinsonians, near the East College Gate where for more than forty years Noah Pinkney, former slave and Christian gentleman, sold pretzels and gave lavishly of friendship. 'Fine as silk, sah, fine as silk.' To many generations of Dickinsonians 'Pink' was as much a part of the college as the mermaid on Old West. Born in 1846, he passed over Jordan on August 6, 1923, 'And all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side.'"

This plaque had gone missing sometime in the 1970s, and a new plaque was put in its place around 1978. The original plaque was later discovered near Philadelphia and returned to the college in 1983.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00104

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00104-00107)

Subject: Commemorative Plaque, Carlisle

Format: Plaques/Trophies

United and Strong Pin, 2017

Red and yellow pin with a silhouette of campus on the front. The text in the center reads "United & Strong." The text around the edges reads "Carlisle and Dickinson College Strong Together Since 1783." This pin was distributed on October 6, 2017 during the Day of Caring, which was part of the three day celebration for Margee Ensign's inauguration as the 29th President of Dickinson College on October 7, 2017.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00911

Location: Shelf 32

Subject: Day of Caring, Service Groups, Inauguration, Carlisle, Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

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