In Search of Stories

The Dime Museum in Baltimore closed awhile back. I hated to say good-bye to this unique bit of American history. Set in an old townhouse in Baltimore, the Dime Museum sought to replicate the dime museums that flourished in the 19th and early 20th century. These were usually in someone’s home and included odd collections of curiosities for public viewing at a dime per person.

The museum’s atmosphere was musty, dusty, and rundown. A nine-foot-tall fake Egyptian mummy lay in its sarcophagus at the door. The museum docent told us that there was a booming business in fake mummies during the heyday of these museums because all the dime museums wanted one. The other curiosities were Continue reading “In Search of Stories”