Monday, August 17, 2009
More on Metal
Picking up from yesterday's post, the "Under Lock and Key" collection of the larger exhibit was even better than I imagined and some of the locks were fascinating both in their design and function. For a little more than the price of a large chai latte you can gain admission to the National Ornamental Metal Museum and its beautiful grounds... cheers:
The cupola from the vacant building next to the museum, a former U.S. Army Reserve center.
As a side note, the metal museum also has a really great gift shop that sells jewelry, kitchen utensils, wine bottle stoppers, lightswitch plates, metal hooks and hangers, serving and decorative bowls, keychains and a lot more. I received these neat pewter measuring spoons a few years ago as a gift from some co-workers and I had never seen anything like them before. They have them in the museum gift shop and they are made by a company called Beehive Kitchenware.