Museum of Modern Snowglobes on Whorange. Be still, my plastic-dome-loving heart!
The website has this account of the museum's origins: "It began innocently enough: a snowglobe from Philadelphia, sent to a friend in Boston in 1997 inside a tiny, handcrafted wooden box. A few more particularly kitschy examples were acquired, and soon there were a dozen snowglobes on a windowsill. Now it was a collection, and once friends and family decide you collect something, you can't fight it.Who among us hasn't gotten a strange gift from a grandparent with a note like, 'I remembered you collect unicorns!' (twenty years ago)." Now there are 171 snowglobes in the collection (all neatly catalogued in the acquisitions database.)
appointment. Next time I visit the Boston-area relatives, I will make a pilgrimage!