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Museum of Whimsy Opens in Astoria
Published: 09/28/2016
 

When Trish and Walter Bright bought the old Bank of Astoria in 2006, it was plagued by water damage and rot. After two years of renovation, followed by various business ventures, the building now houses the Museum of Whimsy. Open 11am to 5pm daily, the architecturally astounding space displays Trish's personal collection of imaginative, fanciful finds. Exhibits include Iroquois beadwork, 19th century wax souvenirs from Austria, a canal narrow-boat cabin replica and even a tiny taxidermy horse. Admission is $5 per person or $10 for a family. Museum of Whimsy, 1215 Duane St. - Astoria, Oregon (425) 417-6512 - By Kelsy Balensifer

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