The Museum of Interesting Things

The Museum of Interesting Things Demonstrating The Evolution of the Idea & Beyond! Museum of Interesting Things is a traveling interactive demonstration/exhibition of antiques & inventions inspiring innovation & creativity.

Learning from the past to create a better future. Visit by Appt The Museum of Interesting Things is a traveling interactive demonstration/exhibition of antiques and inventions inspiring innovation and creativity - learning from the past to create a better future. Our demonstrations are hands on. We let people touch some items and truly experience what life was like many years ago. We bring items that show what inventions led to ipods and other items in our everyday lives. There are 8 departments that coincide with the curriculum in our public schools as well as being fun and interesting for kids and adults! The departments are: Science, Math, Literature, Medical, Toys, Music, Household and Photography. We can also work with any age group & budget from grades 1 through 12, college students to senior citizens. Schools, hospitals, universities, galleries, parties, libraries, anywhere

I just found this article and video on the Museum Secret Speakeasy, not sure I ever posted it for you, I remember it was...
04/23/2021
The Museum of Interesting Things Is a Roving ‘Speakeasy’ Run By a Quirky Curator

I just found this article and video on the Museum Secret Speakeasy, not sure I ever posted it for you, I remember it was an NYU student who did it. It is sweet! They really did a good job!

https://bedfordandbowery.com/2017/06/the-museum-of-interesting-things-is-a-roving-speakeasy-run-by-a-quirky-curator/

How did we watch films at home before Netflix and DVD? And before VHS? Denny Daniel will show you at his Museum of Interesting Things. This “speakeasy museum” pops up weekly at various locations in the city to show how our current-day technology is based on earlier inventions, often going all t...

04/20/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Thanks for supporting the Museum, I are doing a special Free show tonight at 7pm!

Here is the VIP zoom link for the The Museum of Interesting Things
Eureka! The History of Invention Tonight Tues Apr 20, 7pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Denny Daniel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87379492521?pwd=cnJ5Y0VkWEF4THA4M3dycUtZOXNWUT09

Meeting ID: 873 7949 2521

Passcode: 007007

Enjoy!!

Cheerios!
Denny

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The Multicultural Arts Exchange blog just covered me and the Museum. They really did a thoughtful job and even went into...
04/06/2021
The Magic of History: Denny Daniel and his Museum of Interesting Things

The Multicultural Arts Exchange blog just covered me and the Museum. They really did a thoughtful job and even went into my family history too, oh my! heehee

I am doing a presentation for the Multicultural Arts Exchange on Sat on the History of Music! Link on the Museum website.

https://blog.maephila.com/feature/the-magic-of-history-denny-daniel-and-his-museum-of-interesting-things/

To find out more about the Museum of Interesting things visit www.museumofinterestingthings.org. Or contact Denny Daniel for details at (212)-274-8757

That’s it! I’m changing the name of the Museum to The Museum of Into Resting Things! All the items will only be sleepwea...
04/05/2021

That’s it! I’m changing the name of the Museum to The Museum of Into Resting Things! All the items will only be sleepwear! Lol 😝

That’s it! I’m changing the name of the Museum to The Museum of Into Resting Things! All the items will only be sleepwear! Lol 😝

Hi Hi!I am doing a free Ragtime Silent Film show at 10:30am today Thursday April 1st - April Fools Day!  NYC timeLove to...
04/01/2021

Hi Hi!

I am doing a free Ragtime Silent Film show at 10:30am today Thursday April 1st - April Fools Day! NYC time

Love to have ya visit and support!

10:30 - 11:15 AM Ragtime Silent Movies
It's April Fool's Day. Settle down for some zany black and white films.

Zoom Meeting ID: 939 8471 8516

Hi Hi!

I am doing a free Ragtime Silent Film show at 10:30am today Thursday April 1st - April Fools Day! NYC time

Love to have ya visit and support!

10:30 - 11:15 AM Ragtime Silent Movies
It's April Fool's Day. Settle down for some zany black and white films.

Zoom Meeting ID: 939 8471 8516

03/17/2021
Museum of Interesting Things Denny Daniel with Spencer Drate, Judith Salavetz, Patrick Bamburak

Do you like Lou Reed, Joan Jet, The Ramones, Talking Heads and soooo many more! Even John Lennon and Paul (advert design). Well...

The Museum of Interesting Things welcomes the "Designing for Music" team to this special edition of the Museum of Interesting Things' Secret Speakeasy series. Host Denny Daniel speaks with award-winning album designers Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz, as they take a tour through their iconic album cover designs including some of the 23 Rock Hall inductees they designed for and such artists as Lou Reed,Talking Heads, The Ramones, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Billy Squier, Marshall Crenshaw, and more. Recording Artist and Producer Patrick Bamburak joins the discussion to talk about the creation of the Art of Vinyl Cover Show. And we thanks him for his brilliant work editing this interview.

And keep in mind, our next Speakeasy this Sunday is the Suffrage Ladies Rock Secret Speakeasy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAWbzP4xV20

Denny Daniel's Museum of Interesting Things welcomes the NEWHD Designing for Music team to this special edition of the Museum of Interesting Things' Secret S...

Tonight the Museum is debuting the Scopitone music film jukebox festival!  Got some fun films for ya all!   www.secretsp...
02/28/2021

Tonight the Museum is debuting the Scopitone music film jukebox festival! Got some fun films for ya all! www.secretspeasy.com

Perfect, loading to go to the Daredevil drag race museum secret speakeasy I get a flat tire! How befitting lol. Where my...
02/21/2021

Perfect, loading to go to the Daredevil drag race museum secret speakeasy I get a flat tire! How befitting lol. Where my pit stop team?!?

Hi Hi!Haaaaappy Valentine’s Day!!!I hope you are doing well and safe!  Thanks so much for supporting the Museum during t...
02/14/2021
Eventbrite

Hi Hi!

Haaaaappy Valentine’s Day!!!

I hope you are doing well and safe!

Thanks so much for supporting the Museum during these nutty times of trouble 🙂

We have a special event tonight for Valentine’s! Someone is proposing at our Speakeasy!and you are welcome to come live or virtual.

Live we are only allowing 15 people live and virtual is unlimited!
There are 2 links, 1 for live, and 1 for virtual. It is by donation. Live we suggest $5 to $10 Please. Virtual anything 🙂

You are welcome to come LIVE or Virtual to the Valentines Secret Speakeasy I will bring my fav things, the best 16mm films & antiques! It is by donation, thanks soon much for the support! Enjoy!!

Virtual Link for tickets (any donation)

https://www.eventbrite.com/.../valentines-secret...

LIVE tickets (donation)

https://www.eventbrite.com/.../live-valentines-secret...

Enjoy!!
Haaaappy Valentine's!
Cheerios
Denny

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I don’t think I posted this one of my new fav jacket from a dear friend 🙂  She was a fine artist in the 60's.
02/10/2021

I don’t think I posted this one of my new fav jacket from a dear friend 🙂 She was a fine artist in the 60's.

OK, I never really get into the nuttiness of social media but at the last Museum Secret Speakeasy look what cool vintage...
01/22/2021

OK, I never really get into the nuttiness of social media but at the last Museum Secret Speakeasy look what cool vintage 16mm film popped on the screen! :P

Oh, and look who stopped by to listen to classic records

And I finally found someone to watch over the Museum cat Tristan! :P

Since Bernie doesn't seem to mind and it helps a Vermont teacher artist and her cute mittens... Enjoy!

wanted to let ya know about, the Magic & Spirits Secret Speakeasy Sun Jan 17th 2021  7pmThe Museum of Interesting Things...
01/16/2021

wanted to let ya know about, the Magic & Spirits Secret Speakeasy Sun Jan 17th 2021 7pm

The Museum of Interesting Things will bring it’s Spirits, Ghosts, Magic…Boo! Playing16mm films and playing them live using 1960’s Kodak projectors! With Spirit photography and psychic and magic Antiques too! Live Mentalist as well! ! They will bring items from their vast collection of antiques most you can actually handle. You can come visit live or enjoy virtually with zoom link sent with tickets. This image is from a George Melies film.

(Live or Online, link with purchase, 7pm-9pm, $10 to help the Museum)
http://www.secretspeakeasy.com/

Cool 16mm film I just added to the Museum's Sing-A-Long collection. This one is a Blues bouncing ball film! I am catalog...
01/08/2021

Cool 16mm film I just added to the Museum's Sing-A-Long collection. This one is a Blues bouncing ball film! I am cataloging today. Fun!

We opened this package at the last Secret Speakeasy. You can see the unboxing on our youtube page, Enjoy!

We will do more at the Museum's Oddities Film Fest Secret Speakeasy this Sunday. www.secretspeakeasy.com

12/29/2020
You're invited! From vintage films to amazing antiques and toys - Join us this Thursday! RSVP!

The Museum of Interesting Things Rockin’ New Years Eve 2020/21 Secret Speakeasy

THURSDAY Dec 31st
7pm - 9pm all ages NYC time
LIVE or Virtual whatever suits you!

See 16mm vintage short 50's, 60’s/70’s & even some 80's Rockin, Dance, Jazz, Soundies films
Enjoy actual antiques you can virtually handle
and get demonstrated!
Dance party (well on your sofa or here) :)

For more info:
http://www.secretspeakeasy.com

I WILL be there with the antiques playing films
Come Visit Live or You can enjoy from home, …Dance on the sofa and even dress like a Hippie of course!

We will bring items from our vast collection of antiques most you can actually handle
All eras of history some over 100 years old too!

Zoom Link sent with tickets or for live event go here:
177 Princes Str 3rd Flr NYC NY
$10 to help the Museum :)
212 274 8757
between Thompson & Sullivan str

Advance Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rockin-new-years-eve-secret-speakeasy-thur-dec-31st-2020-tickets-133774301537

Follow our page: @museumthings

#Themuseumofinterestingthings #TMOIT #museumthings #vintage #event #antiques #Newyears #Newyearseve

12/29/2020
www.secretspeakeasy.com

Here is the full article for the Manhattan Beat thingy on the Museum Bouncing Ball sing-a-long holiday party. Enjoy! They are really cool and review much cool stuff.

The Next Speakeasy is the Rockin New Year's Eve Secret Speakeasy Thur Dec 31st Our first NYE party virtual and live! www.secretspeakeasy.com Enjoy!!!!

https://themanhattanbeat.blogspot.com/2020/12/the-secret-speakeasy-at-museum-of.html?m=0&fbclid=IwAR3U0GdnwXhM3o1ueExADUPIf6Exy6wRkBQm30Opy0BV5wTnGnAVn3FT6GM

12/26/2020
12/01/2020
The Beatles Forever

The Beatles Forever

"And in the end the love you take... is equal to the love you make" 🎵💕

#TheBeatlesForever

Get an Interesting Thing and support an Interesting small business! We have everything here, scroll down to see many man...
11/29/2020
Interesting Things

Get an Interesting Thing and support an Interesting small business!

We have everything here, scroll down to see many many images straight from our 16mm vintage films!

Enjoy! Happy Gobble Weekend and thanks for supporting us during these nutty times!

https://teespring.com/stores/interestingthings

We use actual stills from our vintage 16mm films and actual images of our antiques! The Museum of Interesting Things is a traveling interactive exhibition of inventions that inspires kids & adults to be curious. Your support helps, Thanks! :)

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!! Here is a Postcard I just got for the Museum's Suffragette City show and for Thanksgiving ...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Here is a Postcard I just got for the Museum's Suffragette City show and for Thanksgiving too! It is postmarked 1916.

Do not forget, we are doing the Bugs Bunny Thanksgiving Secret Speakeasy Friday (NOT Sunday) Enjoy!

http://www.secretspeakeasy.com

10/23/2020
Michelle Shocked & Elizabeth & Karl Of Sewage NYC listening to an Edison cylinder

If you missed the last Museum Secret Speakeasy you missed some fun.

We debuted many 16mm films like the Doors on the Ed Sullivan show and the Rolling Stones and more!

http://www.secretspeakeasy.com/

We also had some wonderful performances by Sewage NYC with Elizabeth, Karl, Spike and Michelle Shocked on Bass too!

Here is a few vids of them! They were wonderful!

We even got to listen to the Museum's Edison Cylinder player!

https://youtu.be/khMQblzAAec

https://youtu.be/JNCHsml8neI

https://youtu.be/012SEvRMUtA

At the museum Rock & Roll Secret Speakeasy www.secretspeakeasy.com www.museumthings.org

I was interviewed by the World's fastest talking woman! Fran is the coolest person! My segment starts at 15 minutes, enj...
10/16/2020
Edition #22- Great home Inspections, Museum of Interesting Things & The Singing Zone - Fran's World - Humor, hope, happiness & accomplishing your dreams.

I was interviewed by the World's fastest talking woman! Fran is the coolest person! My segment starts at 15 minutes, enjoy and do not worry, she interviewed me at normal speed....relatively :P

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1072129/5913916

Edition 22- Home Inspections, Museum of Interesting Things & The Singing ZoneGuests: Rhett Marks, Denny Daniel, Per Bristow With the mass exodus out of major cities it’s good to know what to look for and how to avoid the pitfalls in buying a n...

Thanks for supporting the Museum!Here is the VIP zoom link for the Bouncing Ball Sing-A-Long Secret Speakeasy Sun Sept 1...
09/13/2020

Thanks for supporting the Museum!

Here is the VIP zoom link for the Bouncing Ball Sing-A-Long Secret Speakeasy Sun Sept 13th at 7pm

NOW YOU CAN COME VISIT US LIVE OR VIRTUALLY!

Topic: Bouncing Ball Sing-A-Long Secret Speakeasy 9-13-20
Time: Sep 13, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86965942017

Meeting ID: 869 6594 2017

Enjoy!!

Cheerios!
Denny

At the 1964/65 New York Worlds Fair, this was considered cool! I think it is still cool actually, but probably for diffe...
09/10/2020

At the 1964/65 New York Worlds Fair, this was considered cool! I think it is still cool actually, but probably for different reasons. heehee I just got this on 16mm film for the Museum's "The Story of NY through 16mm film" show.

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09/08/2020
SHOO Apparel I Fashion With Germ Protection

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Thanks for supporting the Museum!Here is the VIP zoom link for tonight’s Art of Vinyl Secret Speakeasy Tues at 6pmMeet t...
09/01/2020

Thanks for supporting the Museum!

Here is the VIP zoom link for tonight’s Art of Vinyl Secret Speakeasy Tues at 6pm

Meet the iconic Album and advert designers of such acts as

The Ramones, Velvet Underground, Lennon, McCartney, Joan Jett, Talking Heads, Bon Jovi and more!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81880355903

Meeting ID: 818 8035 5903

Enjoy!!

Cheerios!
Denny

09/01/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Thanks for supporting the Museum!

Here is the VIP zoom link for tonight’s Art of Vinyl Secret Speakeasy Tues at 6pm

Meet the iconic Album and advert designers of such acts as

The Ramones, Velvet Underground, Lennon, McCartney, Joan Jett, Talking Heads, Bon Jovi and more!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81880355903

Meeting ID: 818 8035 5903

Enjoy!!

Cheerios!
Denny

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08/30/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Thanks for supporting the Museum!

Here is the VIP zoom link for tonight’s Vaudeville Secret Speakeasy Sun at 7pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84708346902

Meeting ID: 847 0834 6902

Enjoy!!

Cheerios!
Denny

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The Museum got a mention and pic in Untapped cities for a wonderful article by Laurie Shapiro! If you have not heard of ...
08/11/2020
Miniature Art Gallery Launches at ODETTA in Harlem - Untapped New York

The Museum got a mention and pic in Untapped cities for a wonderful article by Laurie Shapiro! If you have not heard of Untapped cities check them out, shows you fantastic things to see, do and learn about all over the world. They showed the Museum's Erector set, one of my fav items in the History of Toys presentation!

https://untappedcities.com/2020/08/11/a-lilliputian-gallery-opens-in-harlem-portal-to-a-miniature-world/?fbclid=IwAR3uh6tEUJwb2eqjpmI1c0qH8Y4qP2RaG0WsZ68jAW6MSwppJXCgeiit8ps

At ODETTA gallery in Harlem, ODETTA Petite is a miniature version of the gallery designed by sculptor Seth Callendar and artist Ellen Fagan.

08/03/2020

Tonight we are all at the David Peel party! I will be there with the Museum too. He was John Lennon's guitarist and an East Village icon!

I knew him since I was 9 years old at least!! My older cousin used to play with him.

Later in life, I filmed him many times and he loved the Museum and donated several of his records to it. He passed a while back and I miss him much!

There is a tribute every year that Koshek lovingly puts together that I do something for with the Museum. This year it is online of course. Tonight at 8pm - 11pm. Enjoy! I will be playing a 16mm film and showing some thingies too!

https://www.facebook.com/events/296204175133668/

The Museum's newest T-Shirt is from our newest acquisition. This cool pirate like Suffragette postcard from around 1910....
08/01/2020
Suffragette City Pirate!

The Museum's newest T-Shirt is from our newest acquisition. This cool pirate like Suffragette postcard from around 1910.

Now you can have it on a T-shirt, a mug, a tote bag and even a mask!! (feels like a Dr Seuss line should be inserted here)

Comes in nearly every cool color too! I kinda like the pink T.
Get em while they're hot!

Women got the vote 1918 and voted for the first time in the 1920 election where President Harding won. Running against him for VP was none other than Roosevelt! The Museum actually has a voting machine from 1920 that still has Harding and Roosevelt on it! You can vote for them today! LOL

https://teespring.com/suffragette-city-pirate

Discover Suffragette City Pirate! T-Shirt from Interesting Things, a custom product made just for you by Teespring. With world-class production and customer support, your satisfaction is guaranteed. - This is from an original Suffragist postcard...

Please tell our government to support our venues and creatives!Send an email, they have an easy one set up for you.https...
07/28/2020
Save Our Stages

Please tell our government to support our venues and creatives!

Send an email, they have an easy one set up for you.

https://www.saveourstages.com/?utm_term=0_81d5d477d8-d0bc0ae10f-5897213&mc_cid=d0bc0ae10f&mc_eid=1d90ef5752d an email, they have an easy one set up for you.

   Time is running out to Save our StagesThe mission of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States. This is our final push to Congress and there won’t be another opportunit...

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Absolutely Love The Museum of Interesting Things!!
This Taiwanese museum with breathtaking scenery has a classic violin worth at US$10 million and a replica of the Fountain of Apollo, which took seven years to complete. (With hyperlinks of the Google 720°virtual reality images)
Thank you for sharing and caring.
DOC NYC will host a documentary called “Saving Brinton” today and tomorrow. It follows a man named Michael Zahs and his discovery of some of the oldest movies in the world (1895-1908) in an Washington Iowa basement and his adventures to save them. The films originally belonged to Frank Brinton, a showman and entertainer who showed these movies in the Midwest in the late 1890’s to 1910. In the Saving Brinton film, a lost Georges Mêliés movie is discovered in the collection and you follow efforts to have it restored. And after the film is over, Zahs will show you a second lost Mêliés film, discovered in June of this year, and recently restored, that few people have seen in over one hundred years. November 13 and 14th, follow the link to buy tickets. Might be fun. Thank you for your kind attention.
Just saw you on NJN. Do you ever come to Philadelphia? Would love to see one of your shows. Great job on teaching kids real life history!
At an antique store with many Edison cylinders and two talking View-Masters plus several "shows."