Sunday, September 19, 2021
Sunday, September 19, 2021

When was the last time you visited a museum?

If you haven’t visited a museum in a while because you feel that there aren’t any nearby, we hate to tell you but… you’re wrong. There are approximately 35,000 museums across the United States (wow!). You can find a list of them on Wikipedia here, if you’re curious.

When was the last time you visited a museum of any sort? Recently? Within the past few months? Within the last year? After you vote in the poll below, please leave a comment telling us about the last museum you visited. We love museums, so we’d be excited to hear about it. Thanks!

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Chris N
17 days ago

Last week – Adams Museum, Deadwood South Dakota. Very informative and interesting.

Kathryn Turner-Arsenault
29 days ago

Our most recent visits were to the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN; the Oklahoma Bombing Memorial in Oklahoma City, OK; the Clinton Library in Little Rock, AK; and the Central High School Museum in Little Rock (across from the high school that was integrated in September 1957). Each one of these was a gem.

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CReid
29 days ago

We visited the Charleston Museum last weekend. Founded in 1773. America’s first museum.

jillie
29 days ago

We are heading to the Henry Ford Greenfield Museum in 2 weeks to see the Jim Henson exhibit and their new exhibit on car racing. I remember years ago my mother saying O my I am old when your car is in the line of historic cars. My husband saw his a few years ago. Kind of scary to see stuff you played with as children now a part of history.

bisonwings
29 days ago

Today. We visited the Orphan Train Museum in Concordia, Kansas.

Ron T.
29 days ago

I couldn’t say “Within the last week” because I missed my weekly day of work at the Military Veterans Museum & Education Center in Oshkosh when our refrigerator died on Monday. I started volunteering there 3 years before I retired as Curator of Collections at the EAA Air Museum. So yes, I’m a ringer.

Richard Hughes
30 days ago

Having been raised in Idaho potato country and spending my misspent youth on the seat of a tractor, I may go visit the Potato Museum. Having lived the past 40 years away, it might be a bit of nostalgia. Besides that, the forest fire smoke and rain are gone and it’s just down the road from the RV Park.

Skip
30 days ago

I don’t want to see something old no more for I am old. As my youngest son states antiques are ugly. I remind him to be careful as he’s talking to one. I made a habit to find the little town museums but trying to park a rig can be sometimes impossible and any great walk now is limited to eating I can’t do both.

Jerry Simeone
30 days ago

Checked out the nuclear science museum in Albuquerque New Mexico in May. Very interesting.

Glenda Alexander
30 days ago

The last museum I visited was the Patricia Huffman Smith NASA Museum Remembering Columbia, Hemphill, Texas [nasacolumbiamuseum.com]. The museum is dedicated to the Columbia that exploded over Texas with the larger pieces landing in and around Hemphill.

Judy and Bob
30 days ago

Our last outing included the Johnstown Flood Museum, Flight 93 Memorial, Hershey Auto Museum & Strasburg Rail Road.

Prior trip was Grand Ole Opry and Graceland. How’s that for a variety of interests!

Christine
30 days ago

We visited a number of museums this summer – Williamsburg, Jamestown, civil war museum in Shenandoah area, etc. all very interesting.

Frank Niehus
30 days ago

Just a couple of weeks ago went to the osh AIR Show. The largest in the world and took 2 grand sons. of course they weren’t very interested interested in history. I guess I wasn’t at that age either.

Lee Ann
30 days ago

Lucy and Desi Museum in Jamestown, NY. Also home of the National Comedy Center. Both are well worth the visit!!

George
30 days ago

I highly recommend the Military Museum in Crossville TN. The volunteer gentlemen there have many interesting stories of the local history. We were there last month in conjunction with a group rally campout.

Bill Richardson
30 days ago

Took our grandson to the atomic energy museum in Albuquerque NM a few weeks ago. Highly recommended!

Marie Beschen
30 days ago

We love museums and always check to see if one is any where around where we are staying. We’ve learned that the size of the town or the style of a brochure doesn’t necessarily indicate how great one really is. Some of the smallest towns may have the most amazing museums, and some fancy brochures may disappoint. The latest one we’ve visited was The National Quilt Museum in Paducah KY – fantastic! We’ve been traveling from AZ to KY (so far) since April and haven’t found any “closed due to COVID”. Some, with shorter hours, due to lack of staff, but not closed. Support them, they need it!

Tommy Molnar
30 days ago

We visited the “National Museum of Funeral History” in Houston. We went there as a joke, and to kill time. It turned out to be a really fun and informative visit. We loved it!
And then, on our way home, we finally stopped to see “The Thing” at “The Thing Museum” (their description) on I-10 in New Mexico. With 60+ billboards announcing this place, we finally decided we had to see what it was all about. Fuel, a huge store with geegaws for sale, and the “museum” all in one place. The museum was $5. It was cool. A big “what if” storyline regarding aliens and dinosaurs, and as you wander through, it gets closer to current times. I found it fascinating. You have to keep an ‘open mind’ of course.

Marty
30 days ago

Desert Museum, Tucson, while not a typical museum is a great place to learn about the desert.

Ray
30 days ago

We love to visit the local museum in every town we visit that has one. They will surprise you with their content and local history more often than not. Hawthorne, NV has been the most memorable. It was there I accidently discovered the origins of a small ornate bell dated 1811 that I had purchased from a street vendor in Mexico in the 1970s. Turns out the 1811, which I always doubted, is true. Mined locally and cast by Indians enslaved by the Spanish at the time to provide Missions with bells, the Indians eventually revolted. The Spanish left, burying their bells for later recovery. The bells were re-discovered in the 1950s? and given to the local museum who researched their origin. I would have never found these facts out, had we not stopped. The bell is now a prized possession.

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