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 Hoffman and displays over 1,300 umbrella covers.
62-B Island Ave., Peaks Island, ME
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.
June - Labor Day. (Call to verify)
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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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