House

Conwy’s Quay House – Smallest House Museum in the World

Conwy’s Quay House – Smallest House Museum in the World

With the imposing walls of a ruined medieval castle standing in the background, Conwy’s Quay House is not only the smallest house in Great Britain, but probably also the smallest house museum in the world. I had a chance to visit this itsy bitsy tourist attraction on a day trip...

Teapot Museum in Trenton, Tennessee

Teapot Museum in Trenton, Tennessee

Even though there are probably better teapot collections in more conventional places (Europe comes to mind), this one deserves a mention as it is one of the most random. The Teapot Museum in Trenton, Tennessee holds the world’s largest collection of Veilleuse-Theieres porcelain dating from 1750 to 1860. A gynecologist...

Clown Motel, “ghost town” of Tonopah, Nevada

Clown Motel, “ghost town” of Tonopah, Nevada

The Circus Circus Casino isn’t the only place in Nevada with a creepy clown sign. Halfway between Las Vegas and Reno is the “ghost town” of Tonopah, which although isn’t completely abandoned, is pretty close to it. Even the local cemetery has been closed for a hundred years, made up...

Hendrix’s home – Handel & Hendrix in London

Hendrix’s home – Handel & Hendrix in London

Every detail of the central London top-floor flat at 23 Brook Street, where musician Jimi Hendrix and his girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham, lived between 1968-69 has been recreated. There are Persian rugs on the floor, a Victorian shawl above the bed, and newspapers and a clamshell ashtray on top of the...

Lawn Sprinkler Museum by Bob Bosley

Lawn Sprinkler Museum by Bob Bosley

125 years ago today David Kalakaua, the last king of Hawaii, was forced at gunpoint by the Americans to sign the Bayonet Constitution giving America more power in Hawaii while stripping Hawaiian citizens of their rights. God, those Americans really hate the monarchy, don’t they? So because of this historical...

Greensburg Rabbi Sara Perman’s Dreidel Collection

Greensburg Rabbi Sara Perman’s Dreidel Collection

This evening Jews will light their menorahs for the first night of Hanukkah. Also known as the Festival of Lights, the Jewish holiday begins at sundown on the 16th of December and ends eight days later on the evening of the 24th. Even though my half-Jewish mother is not religious...

Volendams Cigar Bands Museum, Netherlands

Volendams Cigar Bands Museum, Netherlands

My great-grandfather had a cigar in his mouth from when he was a young man in his twenties until his death at the age of eighty. Something tells me he would’ve liked this next museum in the Netherlands, where you can find a house made entirely of cigar bands. Sixty-five...

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...

Frances Kuyper’s Mini Cake Museum, California

Frances Kuyper’s Mini Cake Museum, California

I just learned that today, the 19th of June, is Museum Cake Day. Uh…don’t ask me why this shit exists…who associates cake with museums? I know I don’t. Cheap wine, maybe but not cake. Anyway, this seems like the perfect time to remember the Frances Kuyper’s Mini Cake Museum, unfortunately...

Page 11 of 12 1 10 11 12

Most Popular