keep so much stuff," said MAH Director Nina Simon. "But museums collect for the same reason individuals
do -- to memorialize the experience, people, and places that make us who
So what are some of the things you might find on display at MAH? Apart from the caboodle of dryer lint there's a veterinarian's collection of animal skulls, flags from the Revolutionary and Civil wars, toasters from way back when, and our personal favorite -- Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane's collection of thousands of decorated eggs.
Which got us thinking -- maybe this can inspire Rose Pak to do something creative with those 20,000 fake Ed Lee mustaches she tried to push on San Francisco voters last year.
Anyone who has seen an episode of Hoarders alreadys know that compulsive collecting can have a dark side. As a result, the museum will also host a Hoarders Anonymous support group during the exhibit.