(Click image to advance through slide show) Last weekend, I drove down to that hip little burgh White River Junction, VT to give a reading at the Main Street Museum, the latest stop on the Tiny Museum Tour. If you haven't visited White River, put it on your list. And make the Main Street Museum a must-see. Because no matter where you've been, you haven't seen such an amazing collection of curiosities.
From its cozy reading room and performance space to its main exhibit area, Main Street is absolutely jammed with art and artifacts, both found and assembled. You'll find the carcass of a Connecticut River Sea Monster, soil from the house where the Lindbergh baby was kidnapped, a door chain from the Chelsea Hotel, doll heads in glass jars, mounted animals of every variety imaginable, literary magazines, and cowboy cap guns—and that's just the beginning. It's fun and funky, cool and kooky, and a great place to while a couple hours away.
Thanks so much to Museum Director David Fairbanks Ford, assistants Mark Merrill and Tim Duggan, and Risotto the Prince of All Dogs for the warm welcome, the reading throne, and the sound-activated disco lights. It doesn't get much better than that!