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Hall of Presidents at the Neo-Futurist Theater in Chicago

Hall of Presidents at the Neo-Futurist Theater in Chicago

Two posts in one day? Ohmigod something must be going on! Why yes, it’s Presidents Day, a U.S. federal holiday that is celebrated on the third Monday of February to recognize the country’s first President George Washington (I don’t know, you might have heard of him). Earlier I told you...

The Bread and Puppet Museum, Glover, Vermont

The Bread and Puppet Museum, Glover, Vermont

The Bread and Puppet Museum has absolutely nothing to do with bread and everything to do with creepy, traumatizing puppets. Like the nightmarish kind. Now located in a 150-year-old barn in Glover, Vermont, this giant mask and puppet collection originally breathed its first breath in New York City during the...

About International Museum Day

About International Museum Day

Every 18th of May since 1977, ICOM has organised International Museum Day, which represents a unique moment for the international museum community. The organisation chooses a different theme for the day and coordinates every year. This year’s theme “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition”. There is no better...

El Museo De Las Momias or the Mummies’ Museum in Guanajuato, Mexico

El Museo De Las Momias or the Mummies’ Museum in Guanajuato, Mexico

The city of Guanajuato in central Mexico has a remarkable attraction: a mummy museum(not recommended for visitors who are faint of heart) featuring over one hundred mummies that were formed naturally in the local cemetery. The Guanajuato mummies were exhumed between 1865 and 1989. The mummies here formed naturally. The...

JC Penney Museum & Boyhood Home, Hamilton, Missouri

JC Penney Museum & Boyhood Home, Hamilton, Missouri

On this date in 1902 James C. Penney (aka J.C. Penney) opened his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Today “The Mother Store” of the 1,106 department store chain is a national historic landmark along with Penney’s small house, where he lived from 1902-1909. Today these buildings are open for tours...

Lumina Domestica in Bruges, Belgium

Lumina Domestica in Bruges, Belgium

If you appreciate the fact you can actually see shit, especially at night, then do I have a museum for you. The Lumina Domestica in Bruges tells the 400,000-year history of domestic illumination. Yes, believe it or not, people have been trying to see things for that long. Located in...

Museo Criminologico in Rome

Museo Criminologico in Rome

Cesare Lombroso founded the Italian school of criminology, which believed criminality was inherited, and that someone “born criminal” could be identified by physical defects. This theory was rejected throughout most of Europe but accepted in the United States during the 19th century. Even though Lombroso’s ideas are now viewed as...

Utensil Museum in Ahmedabad, India

Utensil Museum in Ahmedabad, India

Do you have a drawer full of barely used utensils? Well, I know I do. Unlike Surendrabhai Patel, I probably won’t display my utensils in a mud hut. But you can’t compare my old, crusty spoons to those from India. We’re talking about real craftsmanship here. Utensil is defined as...

Leila’s Hair Museum in Independence, Missouri.

Leila’s Hair Museum in Independence, Missouri.

We interrupt historic house museum week to bring you an important message. For the first and maybe only time ThisBelongsinaMuseum has a guest writer. Even though I once briefly mentioned this place in the early days of the blog, Chicago artist and writer Dmitry Samarov was nice enough to share...

Chaffee Barbershop Museum – Elvis Barbershop

Chaffee Barbershop Museum – Elvis Barbershop

There’s Graceland and then there’s the Chaffee Barbershop Museum. Yes, the place where Elvis got his first Army buzz cut is memorialized with a cardboard cutout. Supposedly the widow of the barber who cut the singer’s hair, James Petersen, still has the pair of clippers. Hopefully, she’ll donate it to...

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