Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The American Writers Museum

Can I just say that this would be the perfect place for me to work? Not only would I get to use that handy dandy graduate degree in history that I earned, but I would also get to immerse myself in the written word all day long.

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you: The American Writers Museum.

Though the museum does not have a permanent location yet (I "subtly" suggested they put it right smack in the middle of the country, i.e. Nebraska, for a "central location." ha!), that day is not far behind.

The founder of the museum, Dr. Malcolm E O'Hagan, has planned some absolutely brilliant concepts to put in the museum including literary art (portraits of authors, book cover art, etc.), manuscripts and first editions on display, and even a little cafe featuring dishes from novels!

You can even take a survey and offer your feedback on what YOU would like to see at the museum!


9 comments:

  1. I'd like to see YOU working there. Perfect!

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  2. It would be your dream place to work! I'd definitely come to visit, too:)

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  3. What a great idea. I love the plan for dishes from novels, imagine what the menus would read like? How fun is that!

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  4. I would love to walk the aisles of writer history!

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  5. Janna - DREAM job for me!

    Valerie - I'd give you a discount if you came to visit! ;-)

    Joanne - Oh, wouldn't the menus be cool? I bet they will have a blast coming up with them.

    Tamika - I guess there are other writer museums in the world (Ireland, for one) and that's where the founder got this idea. I say it's about time we were recognized. ;-)

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  6. What a wonderful idea! For some reason, I'm surprised it hasn't been done before now. I'm glad we're catching up!

    If it's ever possible, you should DEFINITELY work there. :)

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  7. This is awesome! (and would be a great place for my husband to work too!)

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  8. Oh I love this! It looks like yet an other time kill for me. ;) I'm a sucker for all things literary. Plus I'm fascinated by old author photo's. Something about them being eery and mysterious.

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  9. Christine - I was surprised, too, that we didn't already have one of these museums. I'm glad it's being remedied!

    Betsy - Yet another reason for them to move it to Nebraska! ;-)

    Tana - There IS something rather strange about old author photos, isn't there?

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