Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 31st, 2012
The holidays are upon us and the International Cryptozoology Museum asks that you think of the true meaning of giving and support our independent, nonprofit institution.
The International Cryptozoology Museum is celebrating the beginning of its tenth year of existence and our first full year as a nonprofit museum in lovely, downtown Portland, Maine. We are looking to provide those interested in cryptozoology, the sciences and mysteries many more years of enjoyment though help from you, our appreciated patrons.
We are connecting with you today because the ICM has provided to you and to our daily visitors an experience that can only be found at our museum. We want to continue our mission of being a gateway science for young people and promoting an educational and scientific niche in learning.
This year was our first in the expanded location at 11 Avon Street. The added space allowed us to display more, provide more specialized exhibits and present educational lectures for groups. With the positive side of the space allowing us to enhance the museum goers’ experience and offer more for our visitors, comes the added weight of increased operation costs to maintain a larger space. These additional operation costs are a necessary evil the museum took on to better our operations and provide more to you and our future patrons.
You, our treasured patrons of the ICM, can help us provide the wonder and excitement you experienced here to others, whether it be the researcher looking to investigate further or the student, here on a class trip.
We ask of you to think of the museum and its existence at this time of year when giving.
Whether it be $10.00, $100.00 or $1000.00, every dollar you send will be used to keep the ICM an institution of learning and wonderment for generations to come.
Donations can be made two ways:
via PayPal here:
Simply click on the following button to give $5, $10, $50, $100, whatever you can send…
You may directly send a check or money order if in the USA, or, if outside the USA, an international postal money order written to:
International Cryptozoology Museum
Loren Coleman, Director
11 Avon Street
Portland, ME 04101
Thank you for your considerations and continued support of our museum.
We wish you only the safest and happiest of holidays.
End 2012 on a positive note. Give to a good cryptozoology cause.
Any donation inquires can be made at
ICM holiday hours and schedule
The museum will be closed for our regularly Tuesday closings, including New Year’s Day.
Open on New Year’s Eve.
Open: Mondays ~ Noon to 4 PM
Open: Wednesdays through Saturdays ~ 11 AM to 4 PM
Open: Sundays ~ Noon to 3:30 PM
About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct).
Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015.
Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.
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