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National Museum of American Jewish Military

National Museum of American Jewish Military

Rosh Hashanah began last night, September 28th, at sunset and will not officially end until tomorrow night. Let’s party like it’s 5772! And speaking of Jews, probably one of the most random museums ever is the National Museum of American Jewish Military. No disrespect here. After all, I have a...

Iowa’s Freedom Rock

Iowa’s Freedom Rock

Let’s continue our celebration of all things American with Iowa’s Freedom Rock. It all started back in 1999, when a local artist named Ray “Bubba” Sorenson II from Menlo, Iowa saw the film Saving Private Ryan. It inspired him to honour America’s veterans every year on Memorial Day by repainting...

National Knife Museum, Tennessee

National Knife Museum, Tennessee

As teenagers my one friend and I were a little bit strange (actually we still are) in that we came up with a monthly holiday known as “Stabbage Day” to celebrate her growing collection of stolen restaurant knives (mostly collected at the various ‘Golden’ establishments across Chicago). It was always...

Armed Forces Military Museum, Florida

Armed Forces Military Museum, Florida

Located in Largo, Florida between Tampa and St. Pete, the Armed Forces Military Museum has a random, life-sized replica of an Iraqi Freedom-era Saddam Hussein holding a Mars Bar. It was the late dictator’s favorite candy bar, according to a small label next to his hand. When Hussein was captured...

The Monument to the International Community

The Monument to the International Community

I have never lived through a war zone, but I do appreciate a good joke. The Siege of Sarajevo has been memorialised in books, films, and numerous monuments, including a can of beef. During the nearly four-year siege of the Bosnian War, 160,000 tons of food and medicine were airlifted...

Jaca Citadel Military Miniatures Museum in Spain

Jaca Citadel Military Miniatures Museum in Spain

For anyone following this blog long enough, well, you’ve probably noticed an obsession with miniature museums. From Zarifa Salahova’s collection of miniature edition books in Azerbaijan to the 105 models of historic buildings at Miniatürk we’ve covered a lot of small stuff. One day I hope to find out why...

June 4th Museum – Tiananmen Square protests of 1989

June 4th Museum – Tiananmen Square protests of 1989

It’s probably already tomorrow in China, but that’s not going to stop me from telling you about the June 4th Museum. It is the world’s first permanent memorial museum for the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, which occurred exactly 25 years ago. The exhibit is just 800 square feet and...

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