National Walnut Day

Truth be told, I'm not a huge fan of eating walnuts. They make my mouth itch. But I do like that they look kinda like brains. [Curator's Comment of the day]

Truth be told, I'm not a huge fan of eating walnuts. They make my mouth itch. But I do like that they look kinda like brains. [Curator's Comment of the day]

The American Treasure Tour blog would like very much to celebrate National Walnut Day on this very special May 17th.  Please, please, please let us celebrate!

Why is it so important to us, you ask? Well, you might as well ask why it was so important for the Walnut Marketing Board to get President Dwight D. Eisenhower to sign it into law on the very first recognition of this special day in 1958. Oh, sure, the nation COULD have been celebrating the fourth anniversary of the victory of Brown v. Board of Education that day, which ended legal segregation of our nation's schools.  Or the 422nd anniversary of the annulment of King Henry VIII's marriage to his second wife, Anne Boleyn.  But no, walnuts.

Your devoted blog writer regrets that he is unable to include an image of the mice cracking nuts, as they were unwilling to sign the necessary release authorizing publication of their image. Please come to the tour to see them live. [Note: That's "live" which rhymes with five, not "live" that rhymes with give.}

Your devoted blog writer regrets that he is unable to include an image of the mice cracking nuts, as they were unwilling to sign the necessary release authorizing publication of their image. Please come to the tour to see them live. [Note: That's "live" which rhymes with five, not "live" that rhymes with give.}

The American Treasure Tour has a team of mice working around the clock (often when they're not even supposed to be working at all!) cracking these majestic nuts for your entertainment, so be sure to take a tram ride through our Toy Box and take a gander at them.  HINT: they're between the Philadelphia Toboggan Company roller coaster car and the head of Albert Einstein (not as gruesome as it sounds), right in front of the toothless dragon.  If you get to the Rupp three wheeler, you already passed it. If you're looking at Cowlamity Jane, you not only went WAY passed it, but you're looking at the wrong side of the tram.