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Owner description: A testament to the eclectic tastes and hoarding instinct of Malcolm Forbes, founder of Forbes Magazine. Among the museums items are a number of early versions of the board game Monopoly, Faberge eggs and presidential memorabilia.
Reviewed July 22, 2013

I'm so glad we finally checked out the Forbes Magazine Galleries. It's free and has limited hours. When we were there, one exhibit was about a children's book illustrator, and the other exhibit was about how space travel influenced jewelry design. Both were interesting, but the jewelry was my favorite.

1  Thank Tifster
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

The galleries had some interesting photos and paintings, but nothing that was really exceptional. If you happen to be in the area, certainly worth about 10-15 minutes, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

1  Thank Jeremy C
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Stumbled upon the Forbes Museusm whilst on a stroll - nice little gem of a find that can be easily walked inside of 1 hour. The tin army men collection, papers signed by each US President and the history of the monopoly board all unique and pretty cool.

Thank Andy K
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

It is a quite small museum but shows a lot of perspectives of how one extraordinary person looking at the world in his period. There are paintings that show old American history, life style and stories, many paintings show structure of bodies only of men (wonder why??). And there is a gallery that shows old mechanical timer (clocks) in many different decades..I love this part most. We wanted to see the toys but they were sold already..so quite a bummer. Forbes showed his passion on discovery new things like Steel, Mechanical toy, Boats, and the American life at his period. It kept me thinking how awesome to have chance to see what he saw and to appreciate his discoveries...I love this museum.

Thank Amy592104
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

A small but fabulous exhibit called "International Art Jewelry, 1895 - 1925. The exhibit is free and the jewelry is fabulous!!! A real gem of a show!!! Definately worth seeing if jewelry is your thing!!

Thank Gail C
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