via Brass Goggles
Atlas Obscura , a compendium of this age’s wonders, curiosities, and esoterica is holding an International Obscura Day.
“The Atlas Obscura is a collaborative project with the goal of cataloging all of the singular, eccentric, bizarre, fantastical, and strange out-of-the-way places that get left out of traditional travel guidebooks and are ignored by the average tourist. If you’re looking for miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin, gigantic flaming holes in the ground, phallological museums, bone churches, balancing pagodas, or homes built entirely out of paper, the Atlas Obscura is where you’ll find them.”
“Join us March 20th, 2010 in celebrating wondrous and curious places all over the world. RSVP for expeditions and tours at obscuraday.com.”
Some events already scheduled: (see the website for details)
“In San Francisco we’re descending en masse to the Musee Mecanique and then going to visit the clock and orrerys at the Long Now Foundation.
At Stanford University they’re showing us around the pneumatic dispatch system.In Mountain View, CA they’re holding a demonstration of the Difference Engine for us.
In New York, there’s a private tour of the Radio guy’s collection of science and tech oddities.
In Serbia we’re going to the world’s only Tesla Museum .
In Colorado Springs, the Steampunk Cowboys are leading a tour of a Wild West museum.
These events are all filling up fast (and some are booked solid) – but there’s still room in some and there are more events coming online almost everyday.”
Update: An here’s my contribution: National Museum of Ship Models and Sea History