Well, we missed the Trib article but AT reader Jen graciously pointed us in the direction of Gapers Block this morning, where we found Michael's Museum in north Evanston. This museum is not currently available for in-person tours, but check out the virtual tour online - but just don't call them "miniatures"... Michael's collections are extensive and overwhelming, and while he does not exercise restraint in numbers, he certainly has a skill at loving and living with "stuff". He writes: I have been “collecting” for over 30 years and things have a way of adding up! I collect “small things” or “discoveries” or “oddities” or “curiosities.” Don’t call them miniatures, please! P.S. Until it finds a new home, the Museum is also our Guest Room. I plan on spending some time during April and May doing more photography so I can better share my collections with you. Thanks, Michael!