Discovering Weird Wisconsin
Earlier this summer, we learned that besides cheese, Wisconsin offers stellar tuba concerts and frigid films – a pretty strange combination. But as if that’s not weird enough, the state is now home to another quirky attraction.
Ever wanted to see Orson Welles’s original typed script for Citizen Kane? Or how about a drinking glass Theodore Roosevelt used in 1912, shortly after being shot in the chest in an assassination attempt? These artifacts, along with about 60 others, are featured in Odd Wisconsin, a new exhibit that chronicles strange state history and opened earlier this month in the Wisconsin Historical Museum.
“Even if they don’t know anything about Wisconsin history or anything about this organization, it is going to be definitely satisfactory,” museum curator Joe Kapler told CNN. He also said the artifacts will be intriguing to anyone with an interest in “curious stories.”
I’m intrigued. While it still might not top the Spam museum in weirdness, the odd exhibit certainly fits the bill for an odd stop in Wisconsin.
Photo: Bra Flag (1971), by Marjorie Engelman. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Museum.
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