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Offbeat Museums: The Collections and Curators of America's Most Unusual Museums

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Offbeat Museums contains profiles of the curators and collections of America's most unusual museums. From the Banana Museum in California to the Tragedy in U.S. History Museum in Florida, Saul Rubin takes you on a guided tour of the United States' strangest institutions, and introduces you to the offbeat people who run them.
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Santa Monica Press (first published September 1997)
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Elaine Meszaros
Dec 03, 2014 Elaine Meszaros rated it really liked it
I can't begin to tell you how upset I was to discover the Madison Museum of Bathroom Tissue had closed a few scant years before I moved here. Such a shrine, virtually in my own back yard! A well, there are plenty of other great places to visit - The Nut Museum (Old Lyme, CT), The Great Blacks in Wax Museum - famous black people wax sculptures (Baltimore. MD), Kam Wah Chung and Co. Museum - perfectly preserved frontier store and Chinese apothecary (John Day, Oregon) and the Children's Garbage Mus ...more
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Sep 19, 2007 Marissa rated it really liked it
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This book is ridiculously awesome. It would be an excellent guide for a totally bitching roadtrip. I love to read about the eccentric obsessives who start museums in their basements dedicated to things like toilet seat art, bananas, miniature buildings created from recycled trash, medical paraphenalia, etc. Some day when I retire I am totally gonna create my own ridiculous museum based on a bizarre, slightly deranged hobby.
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