I started this blog in 2010 to make an accounting of my collecting and puzzling travels. Since 2017 that collection has more than doubled and the travels have subsided. I am joined by my husband and puzzle prototyper George Miller. We shall endeavor to entertain the random reader with highlights from Puzzle Palace.
An old American frontier cookbook starts the recipe for Bear Paw Soup as follows: "First kill a bear." When trying to build a puzzle museum, first buy an extra house. Realize that you have only started.
Our puzzles might be here by the time you read this. It's time that I post a bit about what we actually did to get ready for their arrival.
We bought a house to store them before we acquired the puzzles. This house, now called Puzzle Palace Museum, is about 8 blocks from our home - easy walking distance. In addition to cleaning out the museum to be, we had much extra work to turn it into a proper museum; to wit:
Change out all of the electrical lights for new low UV LCD lights. We installed 140 of these bulbs, and 11 flat panel lights in closets and the garage. Of these, the house only had 94 original fixtures. The rest were added to give light to various areas of the shelving.