The Mystery Artifact Revealed

The Kolon Motor

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The Kolon Motor was patented and used during the 1930s and 1940s. The base of the device would have been mounted on a bathroom wall with the lantern-shaped body in a vertical position. The contoured plate was then placed against a person's abdomen and upon turning the side levers, the plate would rotate, massaging the area. The plate of the Kolon Motor is similar to the shape of one's colon and its sole purpose is to relieve or prevent constipation.

This mechanical laxative was found at a yard sale and has become a prominent point of interest for all who see it.

News and Events

2018 News and Events 
 
Pairings 2018 
Art Exhibit by the Yarmouth Art Society and Write Away Group
September 26 to October 31, 2018
Opening reception September 26 at 7pm

October 24 and 25
Survive the Museum 2 
Haunted House attraction

Thursday, November 1st to November 30th - Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI exhibit.


Friday, November 2, 7:30 pm – Historical Society meeting. Free admission. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments served. 


Saturday, November 17th, 4 – 6:00 pm – Baked Beans and Brown Bread Supper. $10.00 per person.

Includes hot dogs, baked beans, brown bread, dessert and tea/coffee. Call 902-742-5539 for reservations. Take-out will be available. 


Saturday, November 24th - Reflections – The works of Terry Saunders (1947-1984). Co-curated by Rory Lennox, Nancy Daley and Melanie Hatfield (sisters of Terry Saunders). This exhibit showcases the artwork created by little know Yarmouth artist who was afflicted with Osteogenesis Imperfecta a disease also known as Brittle Bone. 


Tuesday, November 27th – November 30 and December 4th to December 8th) - Escape the Museum: Christmas Edition. Registration begins November 1 by calling Lisette at 902-742-5539. $15.00/person.


Quilt tickets for fundraiser
This quilt was donated by the Estate of Louise Vincelli. 
Draw will be February 1, 2019.
Click here to view the quilt

Fundraising Campaign 
The Yarmouth County Museum and Archives is looking to raise $20,000 for the digitization of our newspaper collection
and oversized items. 

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