Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 29th, 2012
Lauren Davis of io9 (“We Come From The Future”) has picked their top Summer 2012 sites for “roadside attractions, unusual museums, and significant spots from science and science fiction from all across the US and Canada for the ultimate scifi road trip.”
Of course, we have to disagree with our being labeled as “scifi,” but it is good to be mentioned, nevertheless.
Giant Squid photo by Robert Hiscock.
The article begins in the Northeast, with this: “Starting way out on the East Coast, our first roadside attraction is the Giant Squid in Glover’s Harbor, Newfoundland, a life-sized model of a squid that landed in the harbor in 1878 and is the largest giant squid on record. As we travel down into New England, we can swing by the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine, a tiny but unique collection of cryptid paraphernalia and lore.”
Of course, we don’t think of ourselves as “tiny,” any longer, after moving into a new space in November 2011, which is about 6 times larger than our former location. But, hey, being on the list is half the battle, right?
The International Cryptozoology Museum is enhancing itself every week. One of our newest art additions is “A Bigfoot family visits a human family’s campsite,” a 3D piece by Alec Cloud McPherson. We appreciate and celebrate this donation, for it is quite engaging, creative, and humorous.