Trundle Manor, Pennsylvania cabinet of curiosity

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Trundle Manor is a private wunderkammer in Swissvale, Pennsylvania that was recently opened to the public. It's the home of collector Anton Miriello and, as such, you must make an appointment to visit. Over at Odd Things I've Seen, JW Ocker reports from his tour:
  - Oml505-Tm Tszzihkynci Aaaaaaaafss 0Ywc Q5Kyzy S1600 Trundle+Manor+4 Otis We met our hosts just as evening was falling. They were both in their twenties, but sported outfits that were decades to a century too old for them. He had a handlebar moustache and a waistcoat. She wore leopard print heels at one end and a choker at the other. Both seemed equally excited about showing us the bits of dead animals that they had strewn about their home...

The collection is pretty far-ranging, but definite themes, or sub-collections, are instantly recognizable. One of the first we noticed was the taxidermy. And that’s because they have a stuffed black bear in a top hat on their dining room table large enough to make eating off said table awkward. Or at least difficult. Although relating the boring events of your workday to each other is probably a lot more fun through a bear’s crotch.

While he was showing us around his collection, Mr. ARM let out a "Whoa. Cool!” at one point at the sight of a simple taxidermied squirrel set nearby. Thinking that was supposed to be my line, I said as much. He responded. “This wasn’t here when I left this morning.” His girlfriend then informed him that a six-year-old neighbor had brought it to them earlier that day.

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  1. This, the Mutter Museum and the Lake Pymatuning Spillway all in the same state? I’m jealous.

    But, then again, I’m just hours away from the House on the Rock.

  2. I would like to thank Boing boing and JW Ocker for giving us more to the masses. We do small tours and take donations. Please visit for info. This is our home.

  3. This is pretty much my apartment but on a much grander scale. Now I know how I’d be living with a cash and time infusion.

  4. Oh sweet Jeebus… I checked out the link to see how far away this Trundle Manor is. The very last picture on the linked page changed my mind. [Can’t.Stop.Shuddering.And rocking.]

  5. Trundle Manor is a very cool, creepy place. There is always something new to see, and Mr. ARM & his accomplice/girlfriend are quite the hosts. It’s well worth the trip.

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