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 →
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 →
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 →
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. 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.
I love Halloween activities and this year, in the Bay Area, there is a new experience for the season. Unhinged, from the Winchester Mystery House (WMH), is a new experience for visitors of the historical site during the Halloween season. In the past the Winchester Mystery House would host candle light tours throughout the house.... Continue Reading →
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.
In honor of Halloween, one of my book clubs decided to read The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. I recommend it. It is good and a quick read. More on the suspense side than horror.
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 →
Last weekend was the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. I've always been fascinated with space. To me it is very inspirational to learn about accomplishing things that for so long seemed impossible. Space exploration shows that the possibilities are endless and the horizons stretch to infinitely. In the past couple of years I have... Continue Reading →
St. Patrick's Day (3/17) was last week. In honor of the day I'm sharing my favorite museums that I explored in Dublin while living there! (P.S.- I miss the city so much!) Kilmainham Gaol Museum One of my favorite museum experiences in Dublin was visiting Kilmainham Gaol. This museum is housed in the actual gaol... Continue Reading →