Some Excellent Small Museums

I readily admit that I am not a museum person. However, it hasn’t stopped me from visiting the world’s greatest museums, as I have ventured around the planet. In the process I have also run across some of the world’s best small museums, hidden gems, often found in locations that are completely unexpected.

In this series, I will create a list of these wonderful venues and I highly encourage readers to check them out.

Four (4) in the Northeast US:

1. National Heritage Museum, Lexington, MA — This museum is supported by the Scottish Rite Freemasons and displays memorabilia from various periods of American History. ┬áThe museum is located near the Minuteman Memorial in Lexington.

Minuteman Memorial

Minuteman Memorial

2. Heritage Museum & Gardens, Sandwich, MA — Located on an idyllic setting in the adorable village of Sandwich, this museum displays a fine collection of vintage American automobiles as well as other memorabilia on beautifully landscaped grounds.

At the Heritage Museum, Sandwich

At the Heritage Museum, Sandwich

3. National Museum of Racing, Saratoga Springs, NY — Thoroughbred racing is the topic in this wonderful tribute to the “Sport of Kings.” The museum includes the Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

National Racing Museum

National Racing Museum

4. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY — Located in a city associated with one of the world’s most famous glass companies, this museum displays thousands of pieces of blown glass Art. There are a number of hands-on exhibits and a glass-blowing demonstration.

Glass Snowmen at the Corning Museum of Glass

Glass Snowmen at the Corning Museum of Glass

 

 

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