• General

    Ladyville, USA

    Ladyville is the brainchild of founder Danette Lopez. It is her depiction of a fictitious western style town set in the United States of America in the years between 1930 and 1960. Our founder who has always been enamored with the simply beauty of this era created this folk town in hopes of showing off the beauty she has always known to be in those simple moments in life. The diorama depicts a time that life was simple without a lot of traffic and people spent quiet time, social time, and me time just sitting at the train station to watch the trains and people. Homes were close but on…

  • Science

    Life in 2020

    A diorama inspired by the turmoil that was life in the year 2020 A.D. 2020 truly was a year to remember, although most of us would probably rather forget. Starting with the COVID-19 epidemic, families were forced to adapt to a whole new way of living with the scare of an extinction level event. Stuck in our homes for social distancing we saw online business thrive, with corporations like amazon at the forefront. We dealt with the debates on what the proper course of action should be and the American people dealt with the struggle of not knowing what the future held. Then there was the rise in racial tension…

  • History

    Celebrating America

    There are stories of the first Thanksgiving, known then as the Celebration of Harvest that we grew up with and what they teach in school. When I found out just recently that I did have an ancestor that actually came over on the Mayflower I was thrilled even though I know it wasn’t like we were taught (Familysearch.org) After a 66-day voyage, the Mayflower arrived in New England on November 11, 1620. The Pilgrims had originally intended to settle near the Hudson River in New York, but the ship was forced to seek shelter at Cape Cod. It was late in the year and traveled around Cape Cod had been…

  • General

    Party Planner Deal

    Have you seen the incredible hand crafted items for sale in the Museum Wonders gift shop of wonder? Well if you liked any of the items you saw and your interested in planning a party then have we got an opportunity for you. Introducing the Party Planner Deal, with this unique deal you are given the opportunity to show off your party planning skills while earning some of if not all of the amazing items you want from our lineup of amazing handmade pieces. Museum Wonders boasts an assortment of pieces ranging from beautiful decorum to artistic trinkets, and by hosting a marketing party you can earn some of these…

  • Education

    The Abacus

    History and Use ABACUS stands for: Abundant Beads, Addition and Calculation Utility System The Abacus is an ancient way of learning math and doing calculations. The Greek abacus was a table of wood or marble with small counters made of wood or metal to slide along rods for mathematical calculations. There was a tablet found on the Greek island of Salamis in 1846 that dates back to 300 BC, making it the oldest counting board discovered so far. It is said that the abacus was invented in China, around 1300BC. It was made popular during the Ming dynasty, and has been popular calculating device ever since. In the ancient world…

  • Nature

    Nettle Leaf

    Nettle leaf is a uniquely useful plant that has shown to support joint health and overall wellness. The plant itself (urtica dioica) has been known to have a bit of a sting due to the tiny hairs it possesses called trichomes that release a substance that is irritating to the skin almost immediately upon contact. However, the more commonly used nettle root has been used for over 2000 years as a powerful spring tonic. Nettle Root Nettle Root (also known as Alingatong) is used more widely than the plant’s leaves or stems. One of the most common ways that nettle root is made available is by making it into tea.…

  • Nature

    Milk Thistle and Other Special Herbs

    Milk thistle (scientifically known as Silybum marianum) has been used as a medicine since early Greco-Roman time. Milk thistle seed extract has been used for supporting the liver in detoxifying the blood. It also increases the flow of gastric juices relieving dyspepsia, indigestion and headaches associated with detoxification organ congestion. Silymarin also seems to protect the liver from Xenobiotic injury by altering the outer layer of cell membranes to prevent toxin penetration and enhances the synthesis of RNA and proteins in liver cells leading to cell regeneration Milk thistle is also useful as an antioxidant by inhibiting superoxide radical production, hydrogen peroxide production, and oxidative stress from high glucose concentrations.…

  • Nature

    Medicinal Herbs for Daily Health

    In this series we will go over a few plants and herbs that have been traditionally used medicinally throughout history. First of it is important to note that this a blog for informational purposes only and is not meant to be used as medical advice. It is always best to do proper research before deciding on any medicinal herbs or plants to use. If you are taking any prescription medication we recommend talking to your physician about interaction or any potential side effects before starting any herbal remedies. Turmeric root (pictured above) contains a yellow colored chemical called curcumin. Curcumin is unique in that it is used as a dye…

  • Education,  General

    History of Furniture Styles and Types

    There are many, more than a dozen, different Eras of furniture and as many styles of the different eras. The next segments of this blog will be about the different eras and styles of household furniture. We will start with the oldest and work our way to the modern although most popular furniture these days are vintage or antique. The different eras are: Elizabethan 1560-1603 Jacobean 1600-1690 Pilgrim 1620-1700 William & Mary 1690-1735 Queen Anne 1700-1755 Pennsylvania Dutch 1720-1830 Louis XVI 1760-1789 Chippendale 1750-1790 Hepplewhite 1780-1810 Federal 1780-1820 Sheraton 1780-1820 American Empire 1800-1840 Victorian 1840-1910 Arts & Craft 1880-1910 Scandinavian Contemporary 1930-1950 The Elizabethan Era Queen Elizabeth I belonged to…

  • Nature

    Moths of the Sphingidae Family, The Gaudy Sphinx

    Around the world, some of the largest moths belong to the Sphingidae family. Sphingidae moths have long narrow wings and thick bodies that are covered in hairs. The fore-wings are much longer than the hind-wings. The hairy bodies are pointed at the head and back of the body. Because of their size and appearance, these moths are sometimes mistaken for hummingbirds — they are sometimes called hummingbird moths. And like hummingbirds, these moths hover over flowers to consume nectar. Other names you will often hear used for these moths are hawk moths and even sphinx moths; this is because when the larvae feed among the leaves and branches of a…