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By Therese Boyd

You recognize the Carnegie Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of artwork, yet have you visited the Toy robotic Museum in Adamstown or Bill's previous motorbike Barn in Bloomsburg? The Tom combine Museum in combine Run? The Houdini Museum in Scranton? Pennsylvania's many small museums are effortless to overlook in an age of quick info and superhighways. After analyzing Therese Boyd's consultant, even though, you are going to rush to get off the overwhelmed tune to discover them. Pennsylvania's little wonders are as enjoyable as they're academic. in contrast to huge museums, which reveal masterpieces of artwork and different 'important' goods, small museums characteristic items that may rather be thrown away and forgotten every thing from spittoons to excessive button footwear and trolley autos. a few small museums, resembling the Richard Allen Museum, serve a significant objective; others are playful, even eccentric. All provide a clean standpoint on how humans have lived and labored. Of the loads of small museums all through Pennsylvania, Boyd concentrates on forty-two she considers worth a detour. those variety from Kready's Museum, the place viewers can savour the easy pleasures of a rustic shop, to the Vocal teams corridor of reputation and Museum, the place track enthusiasts can take heed to 'golden oldies' and pore over memorabilia (including sequined clothes as soon as worn via the Supremes). Boyd's publication is a entire, illustrated advisor to the easiest small museums in Pennsylvania. It weaves fun anecdotes approximately Boyd's personal visits to the museums besides descriptions in their histories and collections. Her consultant presents go back and forth instructions in addition to entire information regarding every one museum's traveling hours, web site, and make contact with details.

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The Best Places You've Never Seen: Pennsylvania's Small Museums, A Traveler's Guide

You recognize the Carnegie Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of artwork, yet have you visited the Toy robotic Museum in Adamstown or Bill's outdated motorbike Barn in Bloomsburg? The Tom combine Museum in combine Run? The Houdini Museum in Scranton? Pennsylvania's many small museums are effortless to overlook in an age of immediate details and superhighways.

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Now he owns a graphics company. As with so many other small museum owners, the collecting bug bit him and didn’t let go. He’s still acquiring and has plenty more to put on display. Some of the posters hanging in the museum show something of Todd’s vision of the past and future merged. Picture colorful old car advertisements with space-age themes in the background. I don’t remember seeing Saturn (the planet, not the car) in that station wagon ad when I was a kid! For those who are really attracted to the idea of the “Family Car on Mars,” his posters are for sale.

Photographs in the museum illustrate the house as it was when Chris lived there. As you might expect for so vast a collection, the house was less than tidy. Chris could only sleep on one third of his bed because the rest was filled with a portion of his possessions. Thomas Thompson, a friend of Chris’s and the museum’s boyd_pt02 2/19/03 2:14 PM Page 37 Image not available curator, has done a magnificent job of organizing and displaying this extensive collection. Walls are covered, cases are full, yet all are easy to view.

Looking at all those gorgeous handcrafted tiles is going to inspire you to redecorate: “Wouldn’t this look good in the kitchen? . and the front hall needs to be redone . . and, oh yes, that dull bathroom. . ” Henry Mercer founded the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in 1898. Using Pennsylvania’s abundant red clay, Mercer wanted to revive the art of tilemaking in Bucks County. At first try, his tiles were less than perfect, but once he began working with handcrafted tiles, he became a successful contributor to the thriving Arts and Crafts movement of the early 1900s.

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