Nancy 3. Hoffman is a self-confessed eccentric. For a start, she decided to legally change her middle name to ‘3’. She’s a professional accordion player, which is definitely an unusual occupation. And then she created the world’s only Umbrella Cover Museum on Peaks Island, Maine in 1996. The museum is still going strong. Due to Covid, it had an outdoor exhibit this year.
Back in 2012, Guinness recognized Nancy 3 for having the largest collection of umbrella covers in the world. At the time that was 730. She now has around 2000 covers.