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B.L.A.S.T. Museum Exhibition



In partial fulfillment of the degree of Master of Arts in Museum Studies at Southern University at New Orleans. Mr. Michael D. Brown, both collector and curator ofThe B.L.A.S.T. Museum, Vessel Cultural Exchange will bring virtual to reality. This exhibition will showcase objects featured on his popular website,

The B.L.A.S.T. Museum
Vessel Cultural Exchange

by Michael D. Brown

Exhibition Opening, Saturday, March 16, 2013
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Call (504) 236 -7470 for address and directions.

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Nothin’ But Ringas

The game enjoyed by millions all over the world known as Horseshoes evolved from the Greek sport of the discus throw, where participants threw a discus at a stake. Players to poor to buy a discus would throw discarded horseshoes. The game of Horseshoes was introduced to America by Early English settlers. Union soldiers during the Civil War played Horseshoes using discarded mule shoes.
  •  1910  …  Bronson, Kansas  : First Horseshoe championship event held.
  •  1914  …  1st Horseshoe organization formed.
  •  1920  …  Rules of the game adopted.
  • 1930’s  .. Todays rules adopted.
The B.L.A.S.T. Museum is happy to announce …
                                     NOTHIN’ BUT RINGAS !
 The B.L.A.S.T. Mus eum, Saturday. March.16, 2013. 3:00 PM.
B.L.A.S.T. Museum : Nothin’ But Ringas Rules and Scoring
  • 40 Feet Stake to stake
  • Foul if player crosses the stake while throwing.
    BLAST Logo
  • 2-0 winnner , 3-1 winner , 3-2 winner
  • 3-3  Throw off. Ringer for ringer. First miss looses.

If YOU wanna throw ! … holla (504) 236 – 7470.

THE B.L.A.S.T. Museum Vessel Cultural Exchange

The B.L.A.S.T. Museum Vessel Cultural Exchange is a vibrant e-useum that explores the age-old passion shared by millions of enjoying a drink. From the evening glass intended to relax, to having a pitcher during the game, or maybe a weekend pint at the pub.

The acronym B.L.A.S.T. is derived from the words Beer, Liquor, Alcohol, Spirits, and Tea, with a mission to give educational expansion to peoples’ understanding of alcohol consumption and its importance and influence among and within civilizations, dynasties, and cultures. Our educational mission explores geography, culture, and history through the use of art and various art forms, while incorporating other aspects of social function such as food, sport, literature,and music to reinforce the impact of beer, alcohol,and wine in politics, religion, and economics. Diligently engaging and examining all regions of the world in an attempt to enlighten tradition, celebration,and ritual that culminate unique taste, flavor, texture, and design. The B.L.A.S.T.Museum attempts to encompass the intentions of being revered as a superior cultural institution, museum, and experience through the delivery of the seriousness of proper etiquette to humor in binging.

The goal of the B.L.A.S.T.Museum is to educate the general public about the significance and importance of beer, wine, and alcohol to the world. Grounded in fact, the displays, exhibits, and exhibitions seek to promote a better understanding of ‘ not so bad alcohol con

sumption  reasons. While attempting to dispel premature notion and myth with giving the visitor a wonderful experience, seminars and demonstrations focus and highlight tasting,food pairing,the microbrew process,wine creation,ingredients,and a host of other related areas on the subject.

Being the subject of drinking can become complicated and often frustrating, the awareness and education of physical and mental health risk,alcoholism,and law is of great priority and is addressed in such manner. The B.L.A.S.T.Museum does not seek to promote,influence or entice individual habit,attitude,and or behavior considered unsatisfactory to others and upholds that everyone should always think respectfully,be accountable,and act responsibly. In grace we understand that not so joyful situations do occur as a result of drinking,ranging from drinking and driving to child abuse,causing grief and often trauma. The B.L.A.S.T.Museum deeply expresses empathy and sympathy for all who have suffered oe experienced tragedy due to alcohol. The B.L.A.S.T.Museum also supports the community in the form of workshops and literacy programs that focus on the disease of alcohol dependency and alcohol law and urge drinkers to do so responsibly. The B.L.A.S.T.Museum attempts to collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest level of quality while in service of the public in accordance with the highest of professional standards,ethics,and the law.

American Shaker Pint


The American Shaker Pint glass is considered the traditional pint glass. Its wide mouth allows easy sipping and is used to generally serve American Lager and American Ale. The shaker pint glass is also considered a standard style because their simple shape allows them to be produced easy in mass quantities.

Object : American Shaker Pint
Culture : North American
Country: United States of America
Date : 19th Century
Collection : B.L.A.S.T. Museum Drinking Vessel

Hello world!

I’m, Michael Brown.

In 2011, I was accepted as a student to the Southern University at New Orleans Masters of Arts in Museum Studies Program. In 2001, I received a certificate in Bartending/Bar Management from Crescent City School of Gaming and Bartending in New Orleans. In 2010, I placed 1st in the Carnival Cruise Line Mixologist competition aboard the Carnival Miracle. In 2003, I earned a certificate in Landscape Design from Delgado Community College. I am also a member of the National Home Gardeners Club and operate the Freelance Gardening Group, a speciality landscape service. I recieved my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Southern University at New Orleans in 2011. I am a history minor and I enjoy english.The B.L.A.S.T. Museum Vessel Cultural Exchange started as, “what I took as an assignment from Yu Jiang,PhD. He told me to turn my private collection into a museum. My B.L.A.S.T.Museum idea was immediately embraced by my other professors, David Reip, Ph.D. and Sara Hollis,Ph.D.

When I started this blog, I bagan to explore the idea of turning my imagination into reality and this site serves as a temporary venue. It is another step on the road of opening a real museum.” I thank you and everyone for visiting the B.L.A.S.T. Museum Vessel Cultural Exchange”.

Southern University at New Orleans Fall 2011
Taken by David Riep,Ph.D.
Country:Democratic Republic of Congo
Collection:Southern University at New Orleans Davis Collection of Central and Western African Art
Date: c.1900