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Roger Miller Museum, Oklahoma

Roger Miller Museum, Oklahoma

“King of the Road” singer/songerwriter Roger Miller has been dead for twenty years, but his music lives on at the Roger Miller Museum. Located in his hometown of Erick in Oklahoma, not far from the Texas state border, at Roger Miller Boulevard and Old Route 66, the museum is basically...

The City of Presidents

The City of Presidents

One day President Barack Obama will have a Presidential Museum & Library, most likely to be located in Chicago, but until that moment happens we will just have to make due with all the other Presidential Museums & Libraries. Besides driving right by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and...

The Beatles in bronze, Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Beatles in bronze, Almaty, Kazakhstan

On this date in 1966 the Beatles performed their final full concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Beatlemania swept the world in the 1960s, and it still continues to this day. If you’re a Beatles fan, you’d expect to see the band in bronze form in their hometown of...

Great Britain’s graveyards

Great Britain’s graveyards

This post isn’t about anything in particular (I mean it’s hardly museum-related) but I see it as my last chance to post some random cemetery photographs as October winds down. I knew the cremation rate was high in England and Wales (something like 75%) when I moved to Great Britain...

James Dean Gallery, Indiana

James Dean Gallery, Indiana

Better late than never! As I promised earlier, here is my other post about James Dean, on the sixtieth anniversary of his death. I’ve told you more than a few times about when I went to his hometown of Fairmount, Indiana. There was a visit to the local museum, where...

American History, Louisiana, Texas

American History, Louisiana, Texas

It’s become a tradition here on the blog to recognise the week of July 4th, you know, that time of year when Americans celebrate their Americanness with fireworks (invented by the Chinese) and ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ t-shirts (most likely made in China). In past years I’ve you told you...

Famous Endings Museum, Ohio

Famous Endings Museum, Ohio

Who says there is nothing to do when someone dies? That’s not true, especially if you have a wake at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory in Dover, Ohio. Unlike most funeral homes where visitors are sometimes “bored to death”, there is actually something to do here. “Buried deep” in...

Terror Háza Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary

Terror Háza Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary

The House of Terror isn’t the name of the latest Kardashian clothing line at Sears, it’s a museum in Budapest, Hungary. Located in the former headquarters of the Hungarian secret police, the Terror Háza Múzeum contains exhibits related to the fascist and communist regimes in 20th century Hungary. The building’s...

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