Monday, June 13, 2022

Museum Week 2022

This week is Museum Week.


Since 2014 MuseumWeek has grown to include over 60,000 participants from 100+ countries. It has has become the first virtual, worldwide cultural event on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Weibo, WeChat and VKontakte.

MuseumWeek is an annual offline and online event based on the mechanism 7 days, 7 topics, 7 hashtags.

The global theme for 2022 is about innovation & culture and MuseumWeek will take this opportunity to explore 6 other topics in the whole cultural ecosystem, online and offline:
  • 13 June: #innovationMW
  • 14 June: #creatorsMW
  • 15 June: #freedomMW
  • 16 June: #sexualityMW
  • 17 June: #environmentMW 
  • 18 June: #lifeLessonsMW 
  • 19 June: #danceMW

Find out more on the Museum Week website.

The Crazy Golf Museum

As the Curator of the Crazy Golf Museum it's always nice to be able to support museum initiatives such as MuseumWeek.

The Crazy Golf Museum is the world's first virtual crazy golf museum - a worldwide archive of miniature golf memories, histories and ephemera.

The Crazy Golf Museum - the worldwide archive of miniature golf memories, histories and ephemera
The Crazy Golf Museum

Did you know:
  • The world's first Miniature Golf course was created at St Andrews, Scotland in 1867. The Himalayas is still there now and is a real pleasure to play.
  • The first minigolf course in the USA opened in 1916. James Barber opened the 'Thistle Dhu' layout in Pinehurst, NC.
  • A Miniature Golf contest was part of the Olympic Games at the 1904 St Louis Games.
  • The very first Crazy Golf course in the UK opened on South Parade in Skegness, Lincolnshire, England.
  • The first artificial miniature golf course open in the USA in 1926 when Garnet Carter created the 'Tom Thumb' miniature golf course near Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, TN.
  • The first National Tom Thumb Golf Championship took place on the 23rd October 1930. 
  • The first Putt-Putt Golf course was set-up by Don Clayton in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA back in 1954.
  • National Miniature Golf Day always falls on the second Saturday in May.
  • Miniature Golf Day is always on the 21st of September.

            Visit the Crazy Golf Museum website and check out these Crazy Golf Museum-related blog posts for more info.

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