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Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum

The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is a truly unique museum. Not only are they the only museum in the world dedicated to wooden type printing, but they still have an active print shop. Visitors to the museum can… Continue Reading →

Dinosaur Discovery Museum

While its theme is massive, The Dinosaur Discovery Museum is very small. There is only one, long gallery with a collection that is mostly casts and replicas of bone. The few real bones on display are tiny (as in toe… Continue Reading →

Chicago History Museum

For all things Chicago, visit the wide-ranging Chicago History Museum. Located a few blocks from the lakeshore, the museum has been in the same location (in various permutations) since the Chicago fire in the 1870s. Displays range from the early… Continue Reading →

International Museum of Surgical Science

Located in a plum location on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive, the International Museum of Surgical Science is a varied collection. Some of the displays are exceptionally good – trepanned skulls, a huge library of medical books, a recreation of a… Continue Reading →

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Tucked in a quiet, hilly, neighborhood of Wausau is one of Wisconsin’s most interesting museums. The Tudor home that was the base building was donated by the Forester family in the 1970s. It has been expanded greatly since then, with… Continue Reading →

UW Madison Geology Museum

Tucked on a side-street towards the south end of the UW-Madison campus is the UW Madison Geology Museum. A science museum/hall has been part of the campus since its inception. While small, like most university museums, it has many excellent… Continue Reading →

National Mustard Museum

Let’s be clear here, this is the National Mustard Museum, mmm-kay? This isn’t just some local, small-time mustard museum. Nope, national. Top of the line, leader of the pack, far out-ranking any other mustard museum in the country. That is,… Continue Reading →

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Evangeline Bergstrom was fascinated with glass paperweights from childhood. Her passion, combined with her personal “pedigree” and her husband’s money, allowed her to amass a world-class collection of glasswork. After her husband’s death, Mrs. Begstrom and her fellow glass enthusiasts… Continue Reading →

Gills Rock Maritime Museum

If you’ve got a bit of time to kill before the arrival of the Washington Island Ferry, head on over to the Gills Rock Maritime Museum. The museum contains a number of local artifacts and displays on the local shipping… Continue Reading →

Miller Art Museum

The Miller Art Museum is tucked in the Sturgeon Bay public library. While not large, it is an attractive open space with plenty of room to admire the work. A central reading area offers visitors a comfortable spot to peruse… Continue Reading →

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