Thursday, September 6, 2012

MAINE TRIP: Umbrella Cover Museum, Peaks Island: Day 1:

Front door to the museum
After rehearsing for Jeff and Jose's ceremony, several of us wandered over to the only museum on Peaks Island, Maine- and it turned out to be strange and famous!  The Umbrella Cover Museum appeared on the Weather Channel, and has umbrella covers from over 53 countries around the world. The owner and manager of the museum was funny, personable and even pulled out an accordion and had us sing an "umbrella" song with her. It was a lot of fun.
Nancy Hoffman, curator, founder
Nancy plays the accordion and sings an umbrella song!
 - MORE ABOUT THE MUSEUM: The Umbrella Cover Museum was founded in 1996 on Peaks Island, Maine by Director and Curator, Nancy 3. Hoffman. Having discovered that she had five or six umbrella covers she didn’t know what to do with, and eventually stealing one from a local department store, she decided to start a museum.  

People flocked by the tens to see the museum, people were thrilled to donate their old umbrella sheaths, and the international press went bonkers.

For more information, or to make a donation (money or an umbrella cover) to the museum, check out the website at:

Nancy tuning up her accordion!

Lisa, Mit, Janice, Rob and Tom at the Umbrella cover museum

Lisa, Mit, Janice, Rob and Tom smiling after Nancy's song


The Umbrella Cover Museum is dedicated to the appreciation of the mundane in everyday life. It is about finding wonder and beauty in the simplest of things, and about knowing that there is always a story behind the cover.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

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