Weird in a Good Way: The Elsewhere Museum

Posted by Aric S. Queen in The Good Traveler on May 11, 2012

Inside Greensboro's singular Elsewhere Museum. (Photograph by Aric S. Queen)

Inside Greensboro’s singular Elsewhere Museum. (Photograph by Aric S. Queen)

There’s no real way of describing the magical mystery that can be found at 606 South Elm Street in Greensboro, NC.

Some call Elsewhere a “collective,” others a “playground.”

Operations curator Valerie Wiseman calls it a ”living museum.” But what kind of museum allows you to touch, play, build, nap, and create — and has a “ghost room”?

Summing up the story of the late hoardiculturalist Sylvia Gray wouldn’t do her — or the three-story Neverland that showcases remnants from the massive thrift store she ran for 58 years — justice.

Nor does this quick film from my iPhone (this is definitely one of those places you just have to see for yourself).

But hopefully it at least gets you a little closer.