Show and tell for grown ups, Cabinet of Curiosities is a celebration of the oddities and marvels of natural history, anthropology, archaeology and historic interest that reside in our personal collections. Tell us the stories behind the historical or religious relics, artifacts, mementos, talismans, specimens and ephemera in your steamer trunks, sock drawers and dusty fireplace mantles. Even if your home does not resemble the wunderkammer that mine does, anything that is a conversation piece is fair game for a good storyteller. What's in your attic?
Remember, this is show and tell, not merely a bazarre of the bizarre. It's just an old lump of flattened lead unless you can tell us - engagingly - that this was the Minie Ball that shattered the stock of your ancestor's Enfield at the otherwise unremarkable Battle of Bean's Station back in December of 1863. And I'll see that old bullet and raise you a 130-year-old tortilla mailed back East in the 1880s and passed on through the generations. Seriously. So what have you got, and what's the story?