One of the museum’s most extensive collections features objects from China, Korea and Japan. The collection includes the Florence Nightingale League Collection of Chinese Art which was purchased in 1940 from Mr. and Mrs. T. J. League, Christian missionaries in China during the early 20th century. Mrs. League was a relative of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The Florence Nightingale League Collection accompanies the Blackmon Collection of Asian artifacts, as well as items collected by museum founder Jane B. Evans.