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Moxie Museum in Union, Maine

Moxie Museum in Union, Maine

Always remember to drink plenty of fluids during the summer. It’s so freakin’ hot and humid here in Chicago that I’ve already consumed six bottles each of Point Root Beer and Strongbow Cider, a pitcher of limeade, several iced coffees, a homemade chocolate milkshake and who knows what else just...

Oakwood Cemetery in Lanett

Oakwood Cemetery in Lanett

If you’ve been religiously following this blog for the past month (which is probably, like, two of you) then you know how much I love visiting cemeteries. Nothing really creeps me out too much, except when I see those bricked-up mausoleums, which basically means it is filled to capacity or...

Gold Coast Bar, the country’s first leather bar

Gold Coast Bar, the country’s first leather bar

Happy Pride! At the Chicago History Museum, a new exhibit “Out in Chicago” explores the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Chicagoans who shaped the city and various communities over the past 150 years. In 1958, Chuck Renslow and his friends had an affinity for leather that was too...

Hollywood Museum

Hollywood Museum

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, the Hollywood Museum has a special exhibit on her life. Yep, it’s this weekend, folks. August 5, 1962. First of all, I had no idea Hollywood had a museum. Second, I grew up on the edge of Chicago surrounded by...

Vidalia Onion Museum, Georgia

Vidalia Onion Museum, Georgia

My apologies for this tumblr’s absence the last few days. I know you were all waiting to read about an obscure museum to cherish and love. A much needed rest was in order to get my brain cells working again so I could form words to make sentences that will...

National Museum of Pasta Foods, Rome, Italy

National Museum of Pasta Foods, Rome, Italy

It might come as a surprise to many of you that the National Museum of Pasta Foods is found in Rome and not Olive Garden. Located in the Palazzo Skanderbeg, the museum’s eleven rooms cover the history of pasta with exhibits on production, machinery, technologies, nutritional information, ancient and modern...

Pencil Museum in Keswick, UK

Pencil Museum in Keswick, UK

People may not write things down with pencil and paper anymore. But that shouldn’t stop you from visiting the Pencil Museum in Keswick, UK. It’s actually pretty good.

Viennese Clock Museum – Uhrenmuseum, Austria

Viennese Clock Museum – Uhrenmuseum, Austria

We’ve covered clocks once before and of course lots and lots of booze (the mini bottle museum is my particular favourite), but unfortunately there isn’t a museum out there that has timepieces made of liquor or alcoholic glittery balls. Someone needs to make this happen. I guess we will just...

Museum of Funeral Customs

Museum of Funeral Customs

Postcard from the Museum of Funeral Customs: “The practice of preparing the body at a funeral home’s embalming room and conducting funeral service there, rather than at the home, became more popular starting in the 1920s. The Museum of Funeral Customs is located at 1440 Monument Avenue, next to Abraham...

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