Temporary Exhibit: October 13 – November 1
Victorian Oddities and Traditions
Oddities are a subcategory of antiques focusing on the seemingly strange and unusual; vintage medical tools, pinned insects and taxidermy, skulls, bones, books and yes, even human remains. If you look at something old and think ‘that’s weird,’ you’ve found yourself an oddity!
Through October, you’ll find oddities on display at the Molly Brown House Museum from the collections of two local creators and purveyors of oddities & curiosities, Learned Lemur and Atomic Folk Art. You’ll learn about spooky Victorian traditions like the works of Mary Shelley, the rise of Spiritualism, and the Irish origins of Halloween. As an added bonus, you can take an oddity home with you, found in our gift shop through November 1!