Stories Behind the Objects | Miner's Canvas Cap

Length: 5 minutes. Take a close-up look at a Museum of the Rockies artifact in 5 minutes or less! Brought to you by Lisa Verwys, Collections Manager and Registrar for Cultural History, this series explores the stories behind objects from the museum’s history collections.

Extractive resources had a large impact on Montana’s development and economy from the 1860s forward. Look into the history of this Montana industry through the miner’s canvas cap. This piece of equipment was key to being able to work because it provided a critical light source, but it also was a source of danger.