Mysteries at the Museum Travel Guide

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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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Civil War Spy Scroll

At the International Spy Museum is a small piece of paper that represents one of the most thrilling espionage sagas of the Civil War.

International Spy Museum
800 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004

 
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The Conch Republic

At Florida’s History Miami, a colorful flag represents a David-and-Goliath battle that rocked a tropical paradise.

101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130

 
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Cottingley Fairies

At the Salon de Majie, amidst relics and artifacts from magic’s rich history, a series of fantastical photos tell of 2 young girls who offered evidence of mystical creatures and whose claims sparked a wave of controversy.

Salon de Magie
6600 Smith Rd
Loveland, OH 45140

 
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Count Lustig’s Counterfeit Money

The Secret Service Museum showcases the hulking frame of an antique printing press which was used by a prolific conman to carry out one of the largest counterfeiting operations in US history.

Secret Service Museum
950 H St NW 912
Washington, DC 20223

 
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Cowboy’s Revenge

In the collection of the Llano Estacado Museum in Plainview, TX, is a set of mug shots that represents an unlikely hero and a notorious crime ring.

1900 W Seventh St
Plainview, TX 79072

 
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Dare to Dream

At the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, MN, is a traditional Viking ship that undertook an incredible sea voyage and fulfilled an impossible dream.

202 First Ave N, Moorhead, MN 56560

 

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