Okay, maybe yesterday’s post on the Dormouse Museum didn’t go over too well, but I have an even more interesting museum for you guys today. It’s the world’s only Umbrella Cover Museum. Opened in 1996 on Peaks Island off the coast of Maine, the museum is the creation of Nancy 3. Hoffman (yes 3. is her middle name…maybe her parents were the precursors to George Costanza’s 7?) with hundreds of “sheaths” with their own provenance and story. What started out with Nancy cleaning her house and finding seven umbrella covers has now grown to umbrella “pockets” from over thirty countries. Some are what you expect to see, like plain black nylon, but there are also multicolored ones as well as a cover made of gum wrappers. The museum even incorporates an umbrella into its entrance sign. How nice! Nancy, an accordion player, will perform songs for her visitors, like “Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella”, but don’t expect her to play Rihanna’s “Umbrella”. And of course there’s a facebook.
April showers bring May flowers…or something like that.