Pioneer relics such as flat irons, coverlets, and walking wheels are typical of small regional museums. The Carnegie Historical Museum has a unique collection in the coverlets by Daniel Stephenson. These represent the work of the only known professional weaver in the pioneer days of Iowa. The Museum also displays a large walking wheel which belonged to Mary Ann Rutledge. Abraham Lincoln had roomed at the Rutledge Inn and is said to have courted young Ann Rutledge. After Ann and her father died suddenly in 1835, Mrs. Rutledge left New Salem, Illinois and settled on a farm south of Fairfield near Birmingham.