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Author Rubin, Saul, 1957-

Title Offbeat museums : a guided tour of America's weirdest and wackiest museums / Saul Rubin.

Imprint New York : Black Dog & Leventhal : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co., 2002.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  069 R824o 2002    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st Black Dog & Leventhal ed.
Description 237 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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Note Originally published: Santa Monica, CA : Santa Monica Press, ©1997.
Originally titled: Offbeat museums : the collections and curators of America's most unusual museums.
Contents Introduction -- International Banana Club and Museum -- The Mütter Museum -- The Museum of Menstruation -- The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices -- Barney Smith Toilet Seat Art Museum -- The National Atomic Museum -- The Shoe Museum -- Hamburger Hall of Fame -- Kansas Barbed Wire Museum -- New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum -- The Menczer Museum of Medicine and Dentistry -- Nikola Tesla Museum of Science and Industry -- Grandpa Moses' Travelling Museum -- The Children's Garbage Museum of Southwest Connecticut -- National Lighter Museum -- International Museum of Surgical Science -- The Barnum Museum -- Leila's Hair Museum -- The National Farm Toy Museum -- Houdini Historical Center -- Havre de Grace Decoy Museum -- The Museum of Death -- The Museum of Jurassic Technology -- Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum -- The Liberace Museum -- The National Cryptologic Museum -- The U.S. Border Patrol Museum -- The Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum -- The Shrine to Music Museum -- Tragedy in U.S. History Museum -- Spinning Top Exploratory Museum -- American Sanitary Plumbing Museum -- Mister Ed's Elephant Museum -- Warther Carvings -- The Great Blacks in Wax Museum -- National Museum of Dentistry -- American International Rattlesnake Museum -- Nut Museum -- American Funeral Service Museum -- Don Brown Rosary Collection -- The Time Museum -- Cockroach Hall of Fame -- The UFO Enigma Museum and the International UFO Museum & Research Center -- Soukup & Thomas International Balloon and Airship Museum -- Madison Museum of Bathroom Tissue -- Marvin Johnson's Gourd Museum -- The Country Doctor Museum -- The Mini Cake Museum -- Exotic World/Burlesque Hall of Fame -- Glore Psychiatric Museum -- Appendix: Offbeat Museums by State.
Summary Collects details of some of the strangest museums and exhibits around the United States, providing a guided tour of places such as the Cockroach Hall of Fame, Spinning Top Exploratory Museum, and the Mini Cake Museum.
Subject Museums -- United States -- Guidebooks.
Curiosities and wonders -- Museums -- United States -- Guidebooks.
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Museums -- United States -- Guidebooks.
Popular culture -- Museums -- United States -- Guidebooks.
Museum curators -- United States -- Biography.
Curiosities and wonders -- Museums. (OCoLC)fst00885287
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Museums. (OCoLC)fst00901273
Museum curators. (OCoLC)fst01030074
Museums. (OCoLC)fst01030128
Popular culture -- Museums. (OCoLC)fst01071370
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Guidebooks. (OCoLC)fst01423871
Added Author Rubin, Saul, 1957- Offbeat museums : the collections and curators of America's most unusual museums.
ISBN 1579122566

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