Iceman Cometh & Museum One-Day Closures

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 21st, 2010

The Iceman cometh, and to make this happen, some disruptions in schedules are necessary.

I need to announce some upcoming special day closures of the International Cryptozoology Museum.

The Museum will be closed on Thursday, April 29th, 2010, due to it being a travel day to California for me to appear and speak about Bigfoot abroad the Queen Mary on May 1st, 2010. There is no available docent coverage, so I am closing for April 29th.  Then again, on May 7th, the museum will be setting up for a late night charity event, and shall be technically closed for only the daytime on that First Friday.

All the exhibits will be open again on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 (11 am to 6 pm) and Sunday, May 2 (noon to 5 pm). The museum tours will be handled ably by Chief Docent Coordinator Jeff Meuse. Meuse co-conducted the “Leeds Loki” explorations in March, and will be leading tours, as well as answering questions.

During our regular daytime hours on Friday, May 7th, 2010, the museum will be closed so we may move displays for that night’s appearance at the Port City Music Hall of our one-evening charity showing of the “Crypto-Fakes Sideshow.”

Fur-Bearing Trout

During that forthcoming May 7th, 2010 event, besides exhibiting the FeeJee Mermaid and various carnival gaffs (e.g. the strange “Skull of Bigfoot,” the horrible “Hair of a Yukon Sasquatch,” the world’s first replica of the “Montauk Monster,” the popular “Jackalope,” the unbelievable “Fur-Bearing Trout,” the ancient “Jenny Haniver,” and the wondrous “Wolpertinger”), we will be introducing to the world a new “cryptogaff.”

The ICM will be rolling out our special new exhibit, the “Mystery Iceman of Maine” on May 7th.

This newly constructed five-foot-tall version of the “Minnesota Iceman” (an unknown hairy hominid) will be shown for the first time ever on Friday, May 7th, 2010, from 8 PM to 1 AM, at the Port City Music Hall, Portland, Maine, during the “Sanctuary Tattooʼs 10th Anniversary Blowout Bash.”

Yes, our specific ICM display will be to honor the “state fair” work of Frank Hansen, from the late 1960s, and Italian artist Stefano Maugeri.  It is all for a good cause.

The Maine Iceman then will move into the permanent collection of the International Cryptozoology Museum.  We will reopen the museum on May 8th, and the “Mystery Iceman of Maine” will immediately be on display in a newly remodeled museum internal.  As most repeat visitors to the museum know, we add and change things weekly. But on the weekend of May 8-9, we shall be unveiling a new setup inside the museum to incorporate the Iceman.

The construction of this new piece of sideshow art will be due, in large part, to the creative volunteer work of local artists Sarah McCann and Erin Ellis, with the cooperative efforts of docent coordinator Jeff Meuse. The overall consultation of yours truly, Loren Coleman, who examined the 1969 version of the Minnesota Iceman for Ivan T. Sanderson and Bernard Heuvelmans, will be involved in this creation and adventure, too. Futhermore, a new sideshow banner (shown above) is being brought from imagination and previous images to reality for this exhibition.

What is the “Sanctuary Tattooʼs 10th Anniversary Blowout Bash to Benefit Preble Street Resource Center”?

Here is their general press release, with a few edits and links embedded, regarding this upcoming event:

After 10 amazing years in Portland, Sanctuary Tattoo can not say thank you enough to all of our clients, friends, exhibiting artists & fine art collectors.

To express our gratitude to Greater Portland for giving such an amazing and wonderful home, Sanctuary Tattoo is throwing an large local event and exhibition. While there will be no entrance fee or cover charge, we do ask that you please, make a voluntary donation (great or small) at the door to benefit the Preble Street Resource Center.

Preble Street is a low-barrier agency: meaning anyone can ask for and receive services.The people PRC serves are homeless and living in severe poverty. Many also experience chronic health problems, domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse, and educational deficits. The Resource Center meets urgent needs–such as showers, clothing, phones, laundry, and mail and crisis intervention–and empowers people to find the housing, education, employment, health care, legal assistance, mental health support that can improve their lives.

We have SIX amazing bands:
-MANWICH (possibly their last gig ever…)
-PEEPSHOW (an extremely rare reunion…)

AND between bands we’ll have Burlesque Dancers & Some Additional Side Show Action for your viewing pleasure:

We are also teaming up with some of our favorite local yokels to bring you an array of special surprises, entertainment, and delight!
-AMIGOS (food)
and last, but never least the lovely gals of the MAINE ROLLER DERBY!!

Please Join Us & Celebrate our Old Age! (that’s 70 in Tattoo Years)

Sanctuary Tattooʼs 10th Anniversary Blowout Bash to Benefit Preble Street Resource Center At Port City Music Hall: 504 Congress Street, Portland, Maine.
Friday, May 7th, 2010, 8PM — 1AM

Sanctuary Tattoo & Art Gallery is a custom fine art studio providing tattoo artistry with integrity. We exhibit monthly & bimonthly Art Shows featuring many up and coming Local Fine Artists working in all mediums.

+end of release+

Drop by and visit our special International Cryptozoology Museum, with our newly re-designed teeshirts, Bigfoot Finger Puppets, CryptoPlushies, and books to have autographed.

DONATE today to make this event and new exhibit a success!!!!


Deep Appreciation, again!

Come see the first viewing of the “Mystery Iceman of Maine” on May 7th.

There will be lots of other thing to see at this event too.

Photos above by Chris Dingwell, Sanctuary Tattoos, Portland, ME.

Loren Coleman 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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