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October 15, 2021

National Mustard Museum

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FunFact: The National Mustard Museum (above), located near U.S. 14 in the heart of Middleton, Wisconsin, was conceived and founded by Barry Levenson, later assistant attorney general of Wisconsin. It centers on a mustard collection he began in 1986 while despondent over the failure of his favorite baseball team, the Boston Red Sox, to win the 1986 World Series.

From NPR:

Barry Levenson, curator and CMO โ€” "chief mustard officer" โ€” of the National Mustard Museum, says a fit of despair led him to create the museum.

"My beloved Boston Red Sox lost the World Series," he says. "Decided I need a hobby to get over my depression. That's the morning I began collecting jars of mustard."

And Levenson, a lawyer by trade, quickly saw his hobby turn into an obsession.

"I argued a case at the U.S. Supreme Court," he says. "On my way to the court, I saw this little jar of mustard on a discarded room-service tray. I didn't have time to go back to my room. So I brought it with me and argued โ€” and I had a jar of mustard in my pocket."

More?

Delve into the Wikipedia entry for the museum.

October 15, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


Comments

Thank you for pointing out the Mustard Museum to me. I love mustards. I shall be headed to the museum soon.

Posted by: antares | Oct 15, 2021 8:51:54 PM

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