Charlie the Owl

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Dapper feathered resident of the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

http://chudnowmuseum.org/

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I already have all these phones should I really get a new iPhone? #iphoneX #oldphones #museummascot #chudnowmuseum #milwaukeemuseum #phonesringingoffthehook #waitthesehavehooks #owlthebettertohearyouwith
I decided it was time to be around one of my best friends today! 🐻 #teddybear #teddyroosevelt #nationalteddybearday #chudnowmuseum #owlsbestfriend #teddyandme #museummascot #milwaukeemuseum #history
With all the students going back to school I figured I should catch up on my geography! All this flying around is so much easier when I have a map to follow! #gpsforbirds #owlsneedmapstoo #education #milwaukee #chudnowmuseum #school #geography #museummascot #tbt
Who is ready for Doors Open Milwaukee? It will be my first at the Chudnow Museum. Just 4 weeks away! #doorsopenmke #fourweeks #newfriends #vintageshops #historicmilwaukee #weekendofhistory #chudnowmuseum #charliesays
A movie AND air conditioning--what a deal! Movie theaters were some of the first places to install air conditioning and that made them one of the best ways to beat the summer heat in the 1920s and 30s. It's still a pretty good way to cool off, so I think I'll be spending some time here in the Chudnow Museum's theater this weekend.

#beattheheat #summer #movietheater #airconditioning #hvac #filmhistory #chudnowmuseum #milwaukeemuseum #museummascot #history
Ever wonder whhooo this fellow is in our World War I exhibit? He's Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette, a former Wisconsin governor and representative in both the U.S. House and Senate. In the early 1900s he fought for political and social reforms, including workers' rights and women's suffrage. 
#fightingbob #selfieswithimportantpeople #wisconsinhistory #politicalhistory #worldwar1 #chudnowmuseum #milwaukeemuseum #museummascot #history
Look, two Charlies! I found this poster of Charlie Chaplin in the collection storage area today and couldn't resist taking a picture with my namesake.

#selfieswithimportantpeople #charliechaplin #seeingdouble #behindthescenes #filmhistory #nationalnonprofitday #chudnowmuseum #milwaukeemuseum #museummascot #history
*Ring-ring*
"Whhoo's there?"
"Owl"
"Owl who?"
"Owl of these callers on the party line!!" #nationaltellajokeday #whatahoot #knockknockjoke #partyline #telephone #chudnowmuseum #milwaukeemuseum #museummascot #history
I never took piano lessons when I was an owlet, but with this #playerpiano it doesn't matter! All you have to do is push the foot pedals to play the song on the piano roll, which made it convenient family entertainment in the 1920s and 30s. Now if only my feet could reach the pedals... #shortpeopleproblems #music #musichistory #chudnowmuseum #milwaukeemuseum #museummascot #history
I have a bird's-eye view of the new decorating project! One of the museum's interns is painting stars on the ceiling of the theater so it looks like an old movie palace. Personally, it reminds me of the view from my nest in the woods where I grew up.

#moviepalace #stars #nightsky #chudnowmuseum
#milwaukeemuseum #milwaukeehistory #museummascot #history
Today the #WisconsinStateFair arrived at the Chudnow Museum in the form of a delivery of #creampuffs! I'll be enjoying this treat and pretending I'm at the State Fair here in our Wonderland Park exhibit. During the early 1900s, Milwaukeeans could visit their local amusement park, Wonderland Park, for summer fun when the State Fair wasn't running. It definitely feels (and tastes!) like summer in #Milwaukee here!

#ilovecreampuffs #delicious #summerfun #WIStateFair #milwaukeehistory #wisconsinhistory #chudnowmuseum #milwaukeemuseum #museummascot #history
Being the #bibliophile owl that I am, I've finally discovered some of the books in the Chudnow Museum's collection. Young boys in the early 1900s would have loved reading about the sci-fi adventures of Tom Swift, the many rags-to-riches stories by Horatio Alger, and the lives of former U.S. presidents. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be spending the rest of the day reading.

#nationalbookloversday #bookloversday #bookworm #shelfie #reading #books #bookstagram #behindthescenes #chudnowmuseum #milwaukeemuseum #milwaukee #museummascot #history