Orange Show, Texas

A museum and shrine, consisting of an assemblage of artifacts in a maze of display areas, built by one man to celebrate his notions of good health and happiness, loosely centered around oranges. The creator, Jeff McKissack, a retired postman, died in 1979, but the Orange Show Foundation, funded by the City of Houston and private donors, was established to maintain the site. The Orange Show Foundation is now a major supporter of folk art endeavors, and organizes events such as the annual Art Car Ball in Houston, the largest festival of art cars in the nation.