Tag Archives: Museums

Start Planning Now for Free Museum Day!

Start Planning Now for Free Museum Day!

Mark your calendars for Free Museum Day, next month! Thanks, ‘Smithsonian Magazine’! Read More

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Is It Okay to Put Mummies on Display?

Is It Okay to Put Mummies on Display?

The exhibit begins with an ethical statement, reminding visitors to be respectful of the dead. But it begs the question: can an exhibit of mummies ever be respectful of the dead? Is it respectful to put the dead in glass cases without their permission and allow visitors to gawk at them in the name of science? Are displays of mummies unethical? Or if there are no living descendants to offend, is it okay to put someone’s ancestor on display? Read More

Silver Ball Museum Arcade

Silver Ball Museum Arcade

While on vacation on the Jersey Shore, my family and I checked out the Silver Ball Museum Arcade in Asbury Park. It was clean, well-lit, and you paid $10 an hour for unlimited play on dozens and dozens of pinball machines dating from the 1930s on, and in working order! Read More

My Visit to the Walt Disney Family Museum

My Visit to the Walt Disney Family Museum

You may think you know a lot about Disney, and you may be right. But what you mean is Disney the company — how much would you say you know about Walt Disney, the man? About his family? About the stories behind the stories you saw on screen? I sure didn’t know very much, but then, three weeks ago, that all changed. Read More