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The Alabama Band Fan Club and Museum

The Alabama Band Fan Club and Museum

I don’t know anything about Alabama, both the band and the state; and apparently nobody else does either. Maybe that’s not entirely true. After all, the band had 30 number one hits on the country charts and sold over 73 million records. They sound so popular. Hey, maybe they should...

Lucy-Desi Museum, New York

Lucy-Desi Museum, New York

I couldn’t possibly let this weekend end without mentioning the Lucy-Desi Museum. Located in Luci’s hometown of Jamestown, New York, the museum had “Lucy Week” in honor of Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday. There were tour buses full of fanny pack-wearing tourists ready for fun fun fun! Ai-yai-yai-yai-yai! That fun included...

Biedenharn Museum & Gardens in Louisiana

Biedenharn Museum & Gardens in Louisiana

As the U.S. Supreme Court decides the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care of Act (aka Obamacare) and the religious freedom of for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby, let’s talk about a museum that celebrates America’s two favorite things…carbonated soft drinks and the Bible. At the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens in...

Museum of Energy in Istanbul, Turkey

Museum of Energy in Istanbul, Turkey

The Museum of Energy in Istanbul, Turkey is located in the Ottoman Empire’s first operating Power Plant with a collection of steam turbines, electrical generators and other equipment in their original conditions. The Silahtarağa Power Station was in use from 1913 to 1983. On a self-guided tour, one goes down...

Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Delaware

Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Delaware

The Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Delaware may be housed in a 175-room mansion once owned by a member of the du Pont family and filled with over 90,000 decorative and fine arts antiques, but who gives a crap about that shit when you can see the world-renowned Campbell Collection of...

American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City

American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City

If your favorite film is Deliverance, then you should check out the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City. It has the largest display of banjos anywhere in the world. Visitors learn about the instrument’s beginnings in 17th century American slavery to its use in today’s bluegrass and folk music scenes....

JJ Fox & Robert Lewis, London

JJ Fox & Robert Lewis, London

In the St James’s area of central London is the oldest cigar merchant in the world, JJ Fox & Robert Lewis. The tobacco business was started by Robert Lewis in 1787. James J Fox was formed in Dublin in 1881 and moved to London in 1947. The two businesses were...

Das Lippenstift-Museum – Lipstick Museum in Berlin

Das Lippenstift-Museum – Lipstick Museum in Berlin

I’ve never really been into make-up. With the exception of foundation and some concealer (due to my hormonally challenged skin), I hardly ever wear it. Come to think of it, I also don’t really like shopping, clothes, jewelry, weddings and babies soooooo just take my female parts away now!!! Well,...

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