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Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination

About the Contest: Thanks to the generosity Jay and Eileen Walker as well as that of an anonymous local donor, the Ridgefield Library is thrilled to announce a contest to choose 5 winners who along with a friend of their choice, will experience an amazing tour of The Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination on Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Entries, by students age 10-18 who attend school in Ridgefield, can be submitted to the Library by Friday, March 17, 2023.

To learn more about the contest and rules, click the Contest Entry Packet to download a copy or pick up a physical copy at Ridgefield Library.

Original Willie Wonka Golden Ticket from 1971 Movie “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” signed by Gene Wilder

Wicked Witch’s Crystal Ball from 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz”

First Edition, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, 1866, most translated book other than the Bible

Tricorder from original Star Trek series 1966-1969

Star Trek Communicator from the original show

“I’m sorry I bet on baseball” Pete Rose signed baseball

Brachiosaurus thigh bone fossil

Cuneiform Cone, ~2,000 BC

Edison Cylinder Phonograph

Egyptian funeral mask of a young boy - 23rd dynasty, about 3000 years old

Piece of Fabric from Wright Brothers “Wright Flyer”, Kitty Hawk, NC 1903

Hawaii Silver Certificate – printed for use in Hawaii during World War II before the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor. Printed with word “Hawaii” prominently visible so that if the island was invaded, the money would be withdrawn and “worthless”

Meteorite from Mars

1946 original piece of the Sir Alexander Fleming penicillin mold

Sample of trinitite from the Trinity Atomic Bomb Test

Yellow Star of David that the Danish Jews were required to wear by the Nazis during World War II

Alan Turing’s original paper on Artificial Intelligence - 1950

17th Century map showing California as an island off the coast of North America

Anastatic Copy of the U.S. Constitution

Volume of Anti-Suffrage material arguing against women’s right to vote

1768 Lottery Tickets issued and signed by George Washington from before he was President.

An original set of Rorschach projective psychological tests

Enigma Machine

One of the original backup Sputnik satellites made by the Soviets. The first launch in 1957 succeeded so the backups (around 5 of them) were never used. Most are in institutions (like the UN and Air and Space Museum) and one is in Ridgefield.

Original Motorola cell phone - first cordless cell phone

IBM Core memory board

Model of First Transistor – Bell Labs

Piece of the first Tran-Atlantic Cable

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