Historical

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...

Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Supposedly Roald Dahl‘s books continue to sell at the rate of 12 a minute every day of the year. That’s a lot of freaking books! Gipsy House in Great Missenden, England where the author lived from 1954 until his death in 1990 still remains in his family. So Dahl’s pocket-sized...

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