Mysteries at the Museum Travel Guide

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Brassiere Brigade

At the St. Petersburg Museum of History in Florida, a 1950s-era brassiere played a strange role in one of the most salacious scams the nation has ever seen. So, what unexpected boost did this fashion provide in a titillating scheme of deception?

335 2nd Ave NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Bride of Frankenstein

At the Fort East Martello Museum, a cracked funerary plaque that once adorned a beautiful woman’s grave now tells of one man’s grotesque attempt to bring his love back from the dead.

East Mortello Fort & Museum
3501 S Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, FL

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Bugsy Seigel

At the Los Angeles Police Museum, twisted bullet fragments are all that remain of a notorious gangster’s brutal mob-land slaying that shocked tinsel town and remains shrouded in mystery.

LA Police Museum
6045 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

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Carrie Nation

The city of Bardstown is known as the Bourbon Capital of the World and is home to the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey. But one of its most intriguing objects is a hatchet that belonged to an activist who fought for temperance.

Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey
114 North Fifth St
Bardstown, KY 40004

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Chemist’s War

A dusty glass bottle on display at the Museum of the American Gangster speaks to a terrifying outbreak that sent shockwaves throughout the city during the Prohibition era.

Museum of the American Gangster
80 St Marks Pl
New York, NY 10003

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Chosen Few

At the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia, a number of Tootsie Rolls on-display speak to one of the Marine Corps’ most challenging engagements.

18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, VA 22172

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Cigar Box Bomb

This seemingly innocuous box can be found at the National Postal Museum in Washington, DC, which is dedicated to the preservation of the postal service’s history with exhibitions of stamps, machinery and other artifacts.

National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

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Circling the Skies

The Old Capitol Museum in Jackson, Mississippi has in its collection a reel of film that depicts a high-flying stunt.

100 S State St
Jackson, MS 39201


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