Johnson's Dictionary was first published on 15 April 1755
On Thursday, 18 February, 2010, some of the most historic objects from Staffordshire were on display at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Hanley.
It's all part of a project entitled A History of the World to find artefacts that not only have local importance, but have also had an international impact.
We asked local museums to draw up a list of 10 objects and most will be on display during half-term week.
BBC Radio Stoke's Mid-Morning Show with presenter Paula White was broadcasting live from the museum on the day from 10am to 1pm.
A unique opportunity
Usually these objects are on display in different museums across the region, so this is a unique opportunity to see most of them together in one place.
Among the list of local artefacts were Dr Johnson's dictionary (pictured above), mining rescue equipment, Sir Robert Peel's gold snuff box and Catherine the Great's dessert plate - objects that tell a history of Stoke and Staffordshire and their place in the world.
The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery
is located on Bethesda Street in Hanley's Cultural Quarter.