An article on "organic museums," where visitors can encounter the intimate and t
An article on "organic museums," where visitors can encounter the intimate and the odd. The Maine museums include: the Neal Dow Memorial in Portland, where tour guide and custodian, Rob Quatrano, 50, finds parallels between his life and Neal Dow's; the L .C. Bates Museum in Hinckley, a natural history museum directed by Deborah Stabler, which contains oddities like a marlin caught by Ernest Hemingway; the Wilhelm Reich Museum in Rangeley, where Reich, a former student of Sigmund Freud, developed his extreme theories and was eventually jailed for selling "orgone boxes" meant to concentrate sexual energy; and Castle Tucker Museum in Wiscasset, a "Yankee Parthenon" owned by SPINEA but lived in and run by a descendant of previous owners, Miss Jane Tucker, who guards the Tucker legacy and offers tours.
Sargent, Colin, "An article on "organic museums," where visitors can encounter the intimate and t" (2005). Maine News Index – Portland Monthly. 780.