Call for Entries

The Souvenir Museum — the place for travel keepsakes, both tacky and terrific — wants to know what you’ve picked up on your journeys.

Do you have a travel keepsake that is begging for a new home, defies all explanation or is just plain kick ass? Then, let us know about it. It deserves a place in the Souvenir Museum, the place for travel keepsakes, both tacky and terrific.

Email a photo of your souvenir to the museum curator at souvenirmuseum@gmail.com, and include the following information.

1. WHAT IS IT? (Besides a description of the object itself, describe the motif and its background or significance to the place from which it comes. The more specific, the better.)

2. WHERE DID YOU GET IT? (Tell us if it was a gift from Aunt Jenny, or that you bought it at Kuma’s Souvenir Shop in downtown Lagos, Nigeria. The more specific the better.)

3. WHEN DID YOU GET IT? (Do you still have the receipt that says the exact day it was purchased, did you buy it at an antique mall second-hand or do you just remember that you got it on vacation in Hawaii circa 1963? The more specific, the better.)

4. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? (This is your opportunity to justify the purpose behind the purchase. Were you swept up in the moment, did it sound like a good idea at the time, but when you got it home it just didn’t work with your decor?)

5. SOMETHING ABOUT YOU. (It could be a memory from the trip the souvenir pertains to, or something unique and interesting about yourself)

6. WHICH STATEMENT APPLIES:
a. I am willing to donate the actual object to the museum or traveling exhibit.

b. I want to keep the object, but I’m willing to loan it to the museum for specific exhibits.

c. I prefer not to relinquish the item, the photo is good enough for me.

7. YOUR NAME. (You can choose to be anonymous if you prefer)

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