While there aren’t any Olympic medals in the state’s collections of historic objects, we care for metal items of all kinds. We thought it might be fun to join in the Olympic spirit by highlighting some random bronze, silver, and gold objects as we round out the last three days of the games.

First (or third, depending on how you look at it), we found a 1909 bronze bust of James H. Wilson:

Fans of The Pirates of Penzance might say that this is “…the very model of a modern Major General…”

Here is a close-up of the inscription:

Come back tomorrow to see our silver selection!

What’s been your favorite Olympic moment/event so far?