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Nancy 3. Hoffman of Peaks Island has been running the Umbrella Cover Museum for sixteen years and has been featured across such prominent news outlets as the the BBC and NPR. Now she's taking on the world by trying to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for owning the largest number of umbrella sleeves. Guinness will only consider any collection if it has at least five hundred items and Hoffman says there are at last six hundred on display in her museum with many more in storage.
Read about the origins of the Umbrella Cover Museum at the Bangor Daily News .