The Newseum showcases the mangled body of a car from the 1970s that tells of an intrepid journalist’s dogged pursuit of truth in the face of grave danger.
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
At the New York Transit Museum, a piece of industrial machinery reminds visitors of a catastrophic subterranean disaster and the one man who lived to tell the tale.
New York Transit Museum
Brooklyn, NY 11201
At the Thomas Edison Historical Park is one of the celebrated inventors’ biggest disappointments: the electric pen. Though this device failed to transform the world of business, it went on to make a surprising and lasting impression.
Thomas Edison National Historic Park
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ 07052
At the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, a sizable oil painting portrays a working man embroiled in an historic heist that sent the fledgling nation’s first capital into the grips of hysteria.
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
128 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
At the Los Angeles Police Museum, a set of handwritten notes and a photo of a young man tell a bone-chilling story of a kidnapping gone wrong.
Los Angeles Police Museum
6045 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Haunting of the Bell Witch
Located just behind the Bell-Willet Museum in Adams, TN, those with a pension for the paranormal can visit a log cabin that was the site of a series of ghostly encounters.
7617 Hwy 41 N
Adams, TN 37010
The Virginia Historical Society is home to a work of art that depicts a stunning act of bravery. A tobacco plantation slave named Henry Brown packed himself in a wooden crate and had it shipped North in search of freedom.
Virginia Historical Society
428 N. Blvd
Richmond, VA 23220
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