Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Tiny Museum of the Ozarks



Those with time on their hands while visiting the American southern Midwest may want to set off into the mountains to try to happen upon The Tiny Museum of the Ozarks, the nation's only miniature museum devoted to the culture of the surrounding area. However, be forewarned, signs, some no bigger than postage stamps and staked to the ground with toothpicks can be easily missed. This is why it is suggested that one visits the museum in early spring when new grass has not yet sprouted up shrouding the signage for months to come. If good fortune should take you to the museum, there you will find within the walls of a humble thimble-size cabin perhaps one of the greatest collections of American vernacular and folk art all rendered in forms that fit easily upon the heads of needles. The museum staff, though quite diminuitive is friendly and more than happy to answer questions. The museum's entire collection has been reproduced in a splendid coffee table book the size of a sesame seed and available in the gift store. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.

5 comments:

wastedpapiers said...

Small but beautiful!

Crafty Dogma said...

I'd love to visit this museum but of course I would never be able to find it! Fantastic story and collage!

scrapatorium said...

I'd visit that museum armed with a magnifying glass. Simply wonderful!

The Renzntzman said...

I think I stepped on that museum once.

vivienne strauss said...

Each time I look at this, I expect to see miniature people sitting in rocking chairs picking banjos (a la Deliverance). Great work!