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Maison Alphonse Desjardins: In the Privacy of a Great Man

 

Everyone knows the name of Alphonse Desjardins, the inventor of Credit Unions of the same name. But, how many people really know its history? How did Desjardins make his fortune by founding the banks? Where did he get this idea? Did his wife, Dorimène, encouraged him? Did he have another job? How many children did the couple have?

To have these questions addressed, many more found the answers by visiting the Maison Alphonse Desjardins in Lévis. In this house of Gothic Revival style that was built in 1883, Desjardins lived with Dorimène, raised their children, and found the Credit Unions.

Alphonse Desjardins died on October 31, 1920, at age 65. Today, the Maison Alphonse Desjardins is a cultural property and a recognized museum that is open to visitors all year round.

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The Norsk Folkrmuseum in Oslo, Norway

The Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo is a special museum, not only because it is an outdoor museum, but because it does not tell of kings or queens, artists or warriors, but it tells of ordinary people. The museum exhibits the rich or poor, how they lived, and where they lived.

Over 150 buildings and faithful reconstruction of houses from different eras, different places, and different backgrounds, illustrate how men and women have lived (and lived) in Norway. This is the Cultural Historical Museum in Oslo, the largest of its kind in Norway.

The museum displays Oslo’s major buildings like the Goals, as well as the medieval wooden church of the thirteenth century. It also shows the museum in 1907 and the Raulandstua, which dates back to the 14th century.

Norsk Folkrmuseum

Norsk Folkrmuseum

Norsk Folkrmuseum

 

The Norsk Folkemuseum is located on the Bygdøy peninsula, where there are other important museums in Oslo, like the museum of the Vikings, the Kon-Tiki Museum (which houses the raft which Thor and his companions crossed the Pacific in 1947), and Fram Museum, dedicated to polar expeditions. In the summer, the museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ticket prices are at 13 euros.

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The Neon Boneyard Museum in Las Vegas

 

Probably no city in the Las Vegas could think of setting up a museum entirely devoted to the old neon signs. Indeed, in Las Vegas , there is the a place called the Neon Boneyard Museum, which includes over 150 old neon signs that once sparkled on the facades of buildings, advertising hotels, shops and various attractions that no longer exist today.

The museum is a small attempt to show that even a city like Las Vegas boasts its own cultural history. The historical display signs, such as Caesars Palace, Horsehoe Binions, Golden Nugget, Silver Slipper and Stardust, have inspired artists, historians, students and design experts.

The guided tour of the Neon Museum is 15 euros per person and takes place in two shifts per day.

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Private Visit to the Vatican Museums

A private visit to the Vatican Museums in Rome is a unique, amazing and breathtaking experience. Stand in the Sistine Chapel, where we celebrate the conclave for the election of popes. You can also see the Vatican Picture Gallery, the Carriage Pavilion, the Apostolic Library, the Stanze and Loggia of Raphael, and the Gallery of Maps. These are just some of the greatest wonders of the world. You are only required proper clothing with legs and the shoulders should be covered. Open shoes are also not allowed in (therefore, slippers and sandals are a no no). The lack of proper clothing could rob you of the chance to experience the world’s greatest place of worship.