EventsWeird, Wonderful, and Worrisome Objects in Washington State's Museums

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Weird, Wonderful, and Worrisome Objects in Washington State's Museums

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wheelock Branch


Most museums display no more than 10 percent of their holdings, often citing “not enough space” as the reason. But there are also a wide range of cultural, philosophical, political, environmental, historic, and even superstitious reasons why museums keep some objects from public view.

Join Harriet as she takes us on a journey to explore a wide range of hidden objects found in the back rooms of museums in our state and around the country like Bing Crosby's toupees and a 150-year old pickle.

Harriet Baskas is an author of 9 books, including 111 Places in Seattle That You Must Not Miss and Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can't or Won't Show You. She writes about airports, museums, and travel and produced a radio series on hidden museum artifacts that aired on National Public Radio (NPR).

This program is presented by Humanities Washington and hosted by Tacoma Public Library.
Registration is not required; space may be limited and is first come, first served.

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