Peaks Island, Maine: Umbrella Cover Museum

Umbrella covers have their own museum? That's... crazy! The tiny, one-room museum is run by a woman named Nancy 3.
Address:
62-B Island Ave., Peaks Island, ME
Directions:
From the Casco Bay Lines on Commercial St. in Portland, take the ferry out to Peaks Island. Walk up from the docks to the main road and take a left. The Umbrella Cover museum is a little past the general store on the left.
Hours:
June - Labor Day. (Call to verify)
Phone:
207-766-4496
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Umbrella Cover Museum

Sounds crazy, but on the main stretch of road on tiny Peaks Island Maine, there is a museum dedicated entirely to Umbrella covers. Not the umbrellas themselves, mind you. Just the covers. There are wooden, fabric, old and new.

The tiny one-room museum is run by a lady named Nancy 3 (yes, the number 3 -- we spoke with her at length and that is legally her name).

[Angel, 06/20/2009]

Opened in 1996 by Nancy 3 (Hoffman). The collection currently numbers over 700, and includes a Japanese mini-spa cover with an internal massaging pod, and a cover made from discarded gum wrappers.

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