Bat Tower

Ever try to fix a problem and it doesn’t work? Well, in the 1920s Richter Clyde Perky, the largest landowner in the Florida Keys, tried to do just that when it came to marsh mosquitoes. Supposedly there were so many of them back then that an entomologist caught a record-breaking...

The Top Ten Best U.S. President-Related Museums

In honor of 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, let’s take a look at some related museums and attractions: 1.National Presidential Wax Museum Located near Mt. Rushmore, this museum not only has realistic...

Skógar Folk Museum, Iceland

Who doesn’t love a tiny museum, especially in a remote place like the South Coast of Iceland? The Skógar Folk Museum preserves the cultural heritage of Iceland through its collection of fishing tools and equipment; decorative arts and handicrafts; as well as books, manuscripts, and documents. It is the collection...

Simone Rosenbauer – Small Museum

For three years photographer Simone Rosenbauer traveled throughout rural Australia and documented 41 quirky and tiny museums and their caretakers for a series called Small Museum. The House of Bottles was built by Joseph Eykenbaum in 1969 after he spent two years collecting 13,569 bottles to use in the construction...

Saint Roch

Besides being a neighborhood in New Orleans, Saint Roch is also the name of a 19th century shrine covered with prosthetic body parts, crutches and other random offerings. Apparently Saint Roch is associated with the plague or something. The story goes that in 1867 as the yellow fever epidemic took...

Einstein Museum

Believe it or not, America’s only Einstein Museum is located at the back of a 97-year-old clothing store known for its woolen sweaters and tweed blazers. Among the fine lodens and cashmeres for sale in Landau’s on Nassau Street in Princeton is an exhibit full of reproduced photographs and documents,...

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising in London

It may be April Fools’ Day and Palm Sunday, but did you also know today is the 121st anniversary of the Wrigley Company’s founding? William Wrigley originally sold soap and baking powder with a package of gum attached to each can, but the gum became so popular he switched products....

International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

Six years ago I was living in Britain where I spent Thanksgiving Day attending a museum conference in Liverpool. Most of it took place in the former Transatlantic Slavery Gallery (now the International Slavery Museum). A very powerful place but I was put on the spot by a random Canadian...

Czech Museum of Music.

Czech Museum of Music.

Today would have been George Harrison’s 70th birthday if he was still with us. So what better way to honour it than with this random photo from the Czech Museum of Music. A few years ago the museum had a special exhibit full of Beatles memorabilia, including wax models of...

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