Death Anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe

“Lord help my poor soul” (alleged last words of Edgar Allan Poe). Yesterday (10/7) marked the 173 year anniversary of Poe’s death. He has shaped my life in many ways. It’s because of him I fell in love with the study of literature and focused on it in college. May his writings continue to live... Continue Reading →

Orange Shirt Day: May We Never Forget

Today I wore an orange shirt for Orange Shirt Day. “On September 30, Orange Shirt Day promotes awareness about the Indian residential school system still impacting Native American communities in the United States and Canada. Known as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the day honors the children forced into Indian boarding schools” (National Day... Continue Reading →

Last

Yesterday was the last day to see the Thinking Big exhibit on Ada Lovelace at the Computer History Museum. This exhibit focused on writings of Lovelace that showed her great ideas for computers in the future. In the middle of the 1800s she was thinking about how computers/mathematics can be used to study inside the... Continue Reading →

Inclusion

Museums have an inclusion problem, meaning, many don’t feel welcome in museums. It’s tough to get into the museum field to begin with, lack of representation in the field and exhibits, and lack of accessibility. But many museums are trying to change. The Palo Alto Jr Museum and Zoo is redesigning their place to be... Continue Reading →

Mug

Do you buy mugs as travel and/or museum souvenirs? Recently I started to collect jewelry on my travels so I can wear it and be reminded of my adventure. I do love my coffee and all the mugs I have To add to your collection why not get more mugs from your local museum for... Continue Reading →

Museum Kit

The main thing I make sure to have with me while exploring a museum is comfortable shoes (and my glasses)! Shoes support me so I can spend as long as I want soaking up the goodness of the museum.

My Museum

My Museum. All museums are my museums. I don’t like the idea of museums competing with one another. Each one is needed. Museums should work together.

Day 7 of 31 Halloween

October 7, 1849: Edgar Allan Poe dies. My favorite authors since I was in 6th grade. Years ago I was able to visit his grave 🖤 the king of horror to me and I will be reading his work tonight in honor of his life and Halloween.

9/11: May We Never Forget

September 11, 2001. A date that I hope we may never forget. Though the events on that day will never fully go away, each year the raw feelings fade. Each year they get a little dimmer. How can we preserve the history, and lessons, from 9/11? My answer is A MUSEUM. That is why I... Continue Reading →

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