Boxes, Buckets, and Toys: The Craftsmen of Hingham Design development intro view of the new exhibit at the Derby Academy building of the Hingham Historical Society. This introductory mural features Hingham in the early 19th century when the town was a bucket making center. it was painted by local artist Joan Brancale. The Growing Markets exhibit area, featuring the Lane ledger. Learn how Hingham captured the small container market by providing thousands of canteens for the new Continental Army. Featuring a workers bucket-making horse, this exhibit is based on the preserved bucket making shop on the Hersey property. The video on the graphic rail shows descendant John Hersey making a bucket. Buckets were designed for very specific purposes, much like applications are today. Area 5: Beyond the Basics, as bucket making became industrialized, Hingham craftspeople created miniature buckets and dollhouse furniture.