Pickle recipes from the collection.

Bread and Butter Pickles - Progressive Farmer

Bread and Butter Pickle from The Progressive farmer’s southern cookbook.

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Bread and Butter Pickles from Cook book.

Artichoke Pickle - The Pantry Shelf

Artichoke Pickle from The Pantry shelf : 1907-1982.

Peach Pickles - Progressive Farmer

Peach Pickles from The Progressive farmer’s southern cookbook.

iced tomato pickles - Dixie Dishes

Iced Tomato Pickles from Dixie dishes.

Hamburger Pickles-Recipes We Love to Cook

Hamburger Pickles from Recipes we love to cook.

Watermelon Pickles - Pass the Plate

Watermelon Pickles from Pass the plate : the collection from Christ Church.

Artifact of the Month: Puffer fish from UNC’s Wilson Hall

Maybe the suddenly spring-like weather has a hold on me, but I can’t shake the thought that our April Artifact of the Month is smiling.

puffer fish

This puffer fish is part of a large collection of artifacts and specimens that were transferred to the North Carolina Collection Gallery in 2005. The objects came from UNC’s Wilson Hall, which housed the University’s Zoology Department and its library.

The Gallery accepted the transfer of these objects when Wilson Hall undertook a massive renovation. The collection, which includes hundreds of animal specimens and fossils, accentuates the Gallery’s goal of preserving items relating to natural history and the history of science at the University.

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NCC Gallery. Photo by Jay Mangum.

As part of the Gallery’s own renovation, we’ve recently upgraded our natural history exhibit, which features biographical panels on important naturalists, specimens from Wilson Hall, and original prints by John James Audubon.

Currently, the puffer fish can be seen in the exhibit Rooms of Wonder: From Wunderkammer to Museum, 1565-1865, in the Saltarelli Exhibit Room in Wilson Library, until April 17.