Only in America - Leila's Hair Museum, Independence
When Leila Cohoon tells people she owns a hair
museum, they envision old curling irons, hair dyers, and other such tools.
However, this is not the case. This unique museum displays antique jewellery
and pictures made of human hair. Everything included in the museum is over 100
years old and qualifies as a true antique.
There are 159 wreaths and over 2,000
pieces of jewellery containing, or made of, human hair dating before 1900.
There's hair that's been made into rings, watch fobs, bracelets, necklaces,
earrings, chains, brooches, hat pins, bookmarks, and corsages.
Excellent, knowledgable friendly staff. They know the USA so well that I suspect that Christopher Columbus used them in 1492.