Museum of Everyday Life
How often I hear “Life is busy!” or “Life is BORING!” The fabulous little Museum of Everyday Life in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is proof neither is inherently true. Wandering through the museum, carefully disguised as an old bunch of farm buildings, all time disappears! Boring? How boring are pencils? Or matchbooks? Of safety pins? If you think they may be Boring, think again—you’ll leave this gem of a museum with a new appreciation for “things everyday!”
Liz at the main entrance
Who needs a warmer welcome?
Maintenance costs are kept low
…but pay attention!
Several objects soften up one’s mental faculties…
…causing me to set aside, to some extent, the normal parameters of reason
and just enjoy—a paper person and a grouping of old match books.
Signs temp us to try new things…
…and I’m thrilled to be married for 41 years to a woman who succumbs.
THIS is the woman I love madly!!
From a previous exhibit of match sticks, this model roller coaster…
…really! Here it is. Amazing
Yes, I did peek in here…
…but this was the really big draw…
and more pencils…
and more cool stuff.
This was probably my favorite.
But this was pretty cool too, even if I could not hit the side of the proverbial barn.
Even when I followed the rules and wore safety equipment.
Now these are very cool and I think I even remember having one
Time for a return of the bullet pencil???
Pencils as art
All the necessities of a great museum
From the permanent collection and a previous exhibit about matches: the match box bird nest.
More great art
Liz’s heart went thump
A HUGE old view camera
And, yes, t-shirts!
More great matchbooks—really these could form the basis of a PhD thesis.
Another piece of the permanent collection: safety pins
Part of a fabulous sculpture.
This old matchbook says it all!!
The winds are blowing the right way at the Museum of Everyday Life