Ashley’s Sack

Ashley’s Sack

From 2016 until earlier this year, the artifact now known as Ashley’s sack had been on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture; it was on loan from Middleton Place in South Carolina, where so many viewers started weeping when they saw it that curators handed out tissues beside its…

Mermaid Museum Opens Near Ocean City, Maryland

Mermaid Museum Opens Near Ocean City, Maryland

The new Mermaid Museum in Berlin, Maryland, blends history, pop culture, and folklore and features a Feejee mermaid—”a half-monkey, half-fish taxidermy model promoted as authentic by 19th-century showman P.T. Barnum.” Read more