I stumbled across this story in the Connecticut Historical Society's Making History and fell in love. The basic gist was this: a sampler made by a Connecticut child had turned up for sale. The Connecticut Historical Society, which already had the girl's portrait, wanted to buy it. Thanks to the needlepoint blogging world, the sampler now has a new home. Of course, the actual story is a little better. You can read about it here (http://thistle-threads.com.mytempweb.com/blog/index.php/2012/01/elizabeth-daggett-bring-her-home/).
That got me to thinking: what genealogical objects would our little world bring "home"? How would we go about raising the money, etc?