The International Cryptozoology Museum (ICM) has a history of awards and recognitions. Yankee Magazine once called it the “Best Quirky Museum” in New England, and in past years, the ICM has appeared on the “best of museums in the world” lists of MSNBC, Concierge.com, Reader’s Digest, CNN, Travel & Leisure, and several other media outlets.
For example, last year, in February 2014, Moco-Choco placed the ICM on their list of “Weird and Unusual Museums.”
May 18, 2014 was International Museum Day. In recognition of the day, Time Magazine published a broadly disseminated article, “10 Weird Museums of the World.” On the list, the International Cryptozoology Museum was named #7.
The June 2014 article, “10 Museums You Need To Visit On Your Next Road Trip Across America,” by Diply/Different Solutions, listed in “no specific order,” the ICM as #1.
The year of 2015 has been no different.
In March 2015, Travel & Leisure published their list of “20 Quirkiest Cities in America,” which included a prominent mention of the Museum:
On March 15, 2015, the Italian travel website Skyscanner featured the ICM as one of their “10 Weirdest Museums of the World“:
On May 20, 2015, the Indian Times selected the ICM as their #1 choice of “The Most Unusual Museums in the World You Will Want to Visit.”
On Obscura Day, Saturday, May 31, 2015, the Museum was one of the 80 sites worldwide tied into the day’s celebrations. Visitors were treated to a special concentration of videos and exhibitions on the coelacanth and the movie it inspired, The Creature Of The Black Lagoon. Every person admitted received a Safari replica of a coelacanth.
On June 22, 2015, the ICM was one of the Portland Phoenix’s “The Tourister: Our List of Top Offbeat Destinations“:
On June 30, 2015, BLT (The Blog for Lifestyle and Travel) featured the ICM in their “18 Unbelievably Weird Museum You Need to See Before You Die“:
Weirdee, on October 1, 2015, featured the ICM in their “10 of the Weirdest Museums in the World You Really Need to Visit“:
On October 23, 2015, Elle Decor highlighted the ICM as one of their “24 Wonderfully Weird Museums Around the World.”
Also on October 23, 2015, the ICM was noted in the Huffington Post’s ”13 Wonderfully Weird, Creepy Museums To Visit Around the U.S.“:
On October 30, 2015, Jetsetter Magazine posted “World’s Weirdest Museums,” and discussed the ICM under #9:
On December 4, 2015, MSN has published their 2015 “The World’s Most Unusual Museums.” International Cryptozoology Museum is #15.
On December 12, 2015, “Strange Roadside Attractions From Every State,” Travel + Leisure, appeared. For Maine, the International Cryptozoology Museum was picked. Indeed, in the beginning of the article, the following description is given: “In the Northeast, road-trippers eager for a peek at the out-of-the-ordinary can check out places ranging from a museum dedicated to the study of yetis, sea serpents, and the like….”
At the annual Ohio Bigfoot Conference in Salt Forks State Park, the 2015 Ohio Bigfoot Hall of Fame inductee was Loren Coleman. Here is a snapshot of the acceptance speech, as conference organizer Marc DeWerth gives the award.
Then in Pennsylvania, later in the year…
On November 14, 2015, the Lifetime Achievement in Cryptozoology Award was presented to Loren Coleman by the 2015 PA MUFON, bestowed by the Pennsylvania State Director John Ventre. I was shocked and surprised it was the False Maria from Metropolis, a personal favorite of mine, a fact unknown to most people.
Topping off a year of ”best of” lists and awards was the great news of the International Cryptozoology Museum finalizing a move to Thompson’s Point.
We are moving…
The International Cryptozoology Museum is moving to the brand new museum building being built just for us. Have you been to the museum? Do you want to see us grow? Have parking in front of our new scenic, two-story building? Want to help us move, even if you are far away? Please consider donating and getting a gift from the Museum. See “Creating A New Cryptozoology Future.” One of the premiums is a metal, architectural replica of the new Museum, complete with a Bigfoot on the model, which represents the one that will stand outside the new site.
On January 4-5-6, 2016, in Saint Augustine, Florida, the International Cryptozoology Museum (hosted) its first International Cryptozoology Conference.
Join those who have given generously to assist our operating costs and extend our important work.
Our conference and our move is partially supported by grants from: