Two House Museums

On my recent trip to California, I visited two independent museums that I expected to stretch the boundaries of historic house museum-dom (certainly from the normative perspective of the Virginia–Massachusetts view of such things). Both seem to be exceedingly unconventional, as houses and as museums. Despite many important differences, however, I found that they function […]

Computer History Museum

Last night I arrived, for the first time, in California. I’m staying in the Bay Area for a few days before the 2008 meeting of the Vernacular Architecture Forum in Fresno. One of my first stops was at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, a stone’s throw or two from the Google headquarters (one […]