Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 27th, 2012
The museum, founded in 2003, had moved to a central city location, and Roadside America came calling. It is interesting to review some of my words from that interview:
“I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into,” Loren admitted, after opening the museum [in the back of a bookstore in downtown Portland] in November 2009. “But I’ve got a lot of energy for someone who’s 62. I’m hanging in there.”
…“I want to follow the Frank Lloyd Wright model and live to be 93,” he said with a laugh. “That way I can see the museum grow into a bigger space.”
Of course, I have lived, already, to see that we’ve moved into a larger location, by a factor of times five, at 11 Avon Street, Portland, Maine. But I’ve still got about 30 years of work to do.
The museum even has a little display nod to FLW’s Fallingwater and other architecture from locations I’ve visited on my cryptozoological investigative treks, television treatments, and speaking trips.