Hysterical Society, n. Alternative for historical society. Though considered by each user to be of their own invention, the term was invented an hour after the first historical society was founded. It has been applied to every historical society from the beginning of time and is always followed by the user remarking that’s how they “see this place.”
June 8, 2011
By T.H. Gray
About T.H. Gray
T.H. Gray is the self-appointed court jester and Dr. Demento for the history museum field. A lifelong museum professional and reenactor, he is a graduate of the prestigious Peale-Barnum Public History Museum Studies Program. Until 2011, when the AHS hired him away, he was on staff at the Benjamin Dover Memorial Museum & Swimming Pool ("Our History is All Wet!"). He remembers when museums were still about history, science, and art. BTW, all of these posts say they are by T.H. Gray because he can't turn off the byline. Credit, when due, is given. View all posts by T.H. Gray
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