Tuesday, October 22, 2013

And the prize for best museum shop tie-in goes to...

...the Saugus Ironworks National Historic Site. Apologies for the blurry picture, but isn't this GENIUS? Learn about casting iron...and eat chocolate!

Package reads "Make your own Saugus Fireback...and learn how it was cast in iron in 1655!" Inside the packaging is a chocolate mold in the style of a fireback cast at the ironworks.
The Saugus site also wins the award for the most unexpectedly terrific National Historic Site I've ever visited. I went as a completist - we were visiting other National Parks sites in the area - and loved it. The site itself, the interpretation, the unexpected delight of previously unknown history - all of it combined together.

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