Hammer Museum


This extravagantly esoteric museum is an exercise in how to make hammers look interesting. And – get this – it largely succeeds. Plucked from the extensive collection of local tool restorer Dave Pahl, the small, well-utilized space displays over 2000 hammers, from a stone hammer used to build the pyramids at Giza to the heavy-duty tools of erstwhile dentists, shoemakers and blacksmiths. There are even five mannequins donated by the Smithsonian Institute and a giant hammer sculpture outside fashioned by Pahl himself.

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