Museums: There’s a Place For That

History is defined the whole series of past events connected with someone or something.

What happens to history? Ideally, it’s recorded on paper or digital media and it’s preserved for the future.

What happens to assets related to historical events? People collect items as antiques. Items are destroyed over time. Some items are stored and displayed at places called museums.

What is a Museum?

By definition, a museum is a building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited.

At a museum, people can visit and experience pieces of history to learn about their story. While it’s not directly genealogy-related, subjects and specific items can provide a perspective into how people (our ancestors) lived during their lives.

What kind of Museums Exist?

Basically, if there’s a topic for it, there’s probably a museum dedicated to it!

Here’s a short list of just a few (sometimes weird and random) museums that are dedicated to preserving history on their dedicated subject matter.


Nature & Science


Historical Events

Historical Figures

Special Interest

Museums are not boring! They can be interactive with visuals and hands-on science displays. Museums can even come to life with shows and people who dedicate themselves to “living” the history you’ll see at their facility.

Not only are museums educational, they are also very interesting and often fun for the whole family, girl scout, boy scout, church group, etc. If you have the time, means and desire to travel, you can visit a museum that interests you. Take the family, spend the day or make it a weekend trip!