Drum #10 Maker – John Webster Location – Spencer Town New York Date – August 24, 1793 This drum measures 14.75” x 13.5” and the hand painted label and inscription inside this drum reads: "This drum was made by John Webster of Spencer Town New York State, August 24th, A.D. 1793. The 17th year of America's Independence. Carried in the war of 1812 by John Webster and in the war of 1861 by his son Thomas Webster." The drum was handed down by the tower family and eventually given to Earl Sturtze by Roy Tower in about 1955. This drum was used by Earl Sturtze and is one of three of his drums on display at the museum. The Drum was purchased from the Earl Sturtze for the museum in 1984.
Photos by Haley Armstead