Category: museums

30 years ago today, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin wall fell. What can America learn from Berlin’s struggle to face Its violent past?

Insect collections from the Essig Museum of Entomology, University of California, Berkeley.

(Via the SFO Museum.)

A House for 1,000 Vintage Hats, and the People Who Love to Wear Them

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the genocide of more than 11 million people—at least 6 million of them Jews—along with Jehovah’s Witnesses, Roma and Sinti (also called Gypsies), people of color, people with disabilities, political opponents, and homosexuals.

Can America Learn From Berlin’s Struggle to Face Its Violent Past ?


Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Last weekend I visited the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, Wisconsin. It is a free museum with excellent exhibits, a manageable floor plan, and it is located on the beautiful capitol square. Here are links to my individual posts on the museum:

Part One: The Civil War

Part Two: The Spanish-American War

Part Three: The Mexican Border War and World War One

Part Four: World War Two

The Quilts of Winterthur

Collectors on a Mission: When Americans Saw the World Through Evangelists’ Eyes

World’s Smallest Museum Finds Wonder in Everyday Objects

Love Among the Ruins: Excavating the Artifacts of Lost Relationships

How ‘Folk Art’ Challenged the Art World