The Museum That Looks Back At Its Racist Past

We’ve rediscovered our love for Chicago over the last two years. Whether it’s a visit to see Hamilton, catch a Phil Collins concert or even just an excuse for Sharon to pick up another Tiki Mug from Three Dots and a Dash (note from Sharon: YYYYAAAASSSS!!!!), we’re always up for another visit. We asked you for what we should do in Chicago and one of the places we’d never visited until our last trip was the Field Museum.

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I already shared how we were able to visit for free since my employer is one of the major contributors to the museum. Now, most people who visit the Field Museum want to see the dinosaurs, including Sue, the T-Rex (who was in rehab when we visited. But we still saw some sweet dinos.)

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Other people might be more interested in learning about two of the other infamous residents of the Field, the Tsavo Lions.

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While seeing all of these things were great, there was one exhibit that we’re still talking about for months after our visit. It is a fascinating retrospective on how people’s opinions can change towards a topic in the timespan of a single lifetime.

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A HUGE J.R.R. Tolkien Exhibit Is Coming to the U.S., With Original Drawings, Manuscripts, Maps & More!

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” When these words were published in 1937, Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien introduced a brand new world to what would eventually become generations of readers. Whether you’re a fan of the books, the movies or both, if you enjoy of The Hobbit or The Lord of The Rings series, you are going to want to see this – I can almost guarantee it!

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We Went To ICE! At The Gaylord Palms – The Scenes From A Christmas Story Were AMAZING! But…

It’s no secret that A Christmas Story is my #1 most favorite Christmas movie of all time. We watch the movie every year (usually more than once), we’ve been to A Christmas Story House in Cleveland (where they filmed a lot of the outdoor scenes), we have a Christmas tree dedicated to only A Christmas Story ornaments and I even have every single piece that Department 56 ever made for their A Christmas Story village. So when I found out that the theme this year for ICE! at the Gaylord Palms was A Christmas Story, I was more than a little excited.

ICE!’s opening day was November 16th and Joe was scheduled to be off from work (HAPPY DANCE!), so we went. Here’s what we saw…

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Exhibition Starring Mickey Mouse Set To Open Just In Time For His 90th Birthday

Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me?
M-I-C-K-E-Y  M-O-U-S-E

You totally just sang that in your head, didn’t you? 😉

It’s hard to believe that the world’s most favorite animated mouse is about to turn 90 years old soon. Virtually all of the Disney theme parks around the world are doing something to celebrate, be it special merchandise and food/beverages, parade floats,  commemorative park tickets, special decorations and what’s being called The World’s Biggest Mouse Party. It sounds like a BLAST!

But what if you can’t make it to a Disney park in the not-too-distant future? Well, how about New York City? Mickey: The True Original Exposition is going to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s NINETY years of influence on art and pop culture and tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime exhibit, which will held on the lower west side of Manhattan, and tickets are on sale right now!

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Getting Into the Halloween Spirit: A Walk-Through Exhibit That May Be the Stuff of Nightmares!

Perfect for those who want to get a little more Halloween into their lives, or possibly for those who have nightmares of the arachnophobic nature and want to conquer their fears, a zoo has opened an immersive spider exhibit they hope is helping to increase peoples’ understanding of the 8-legged creatures.
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