National Cigar Museum
I don't know of any better resource to learn about the fascinating history of the cigar business than the National Cigar Museum. Curated by its founder, Mr. Tony Hyman, this is an extraordinary place to learn about cigars, cigar art, and the history that surrounds it all - in depth.
"Museums have five functions: collect, conserve, interpret, catalog and exhibit. In 1952 Tony Hyman decided to be the Cigar Industry's Museum. 55 years later it's still being added to."
In an email to TU from Mr. Hyman:
"If ANY of your members, or their customers, has a question about antique cigar items of ANY sort (1762-1962), I'm happy to answer them at no charge if I can. Write Tony@CigarHistory.info "
This is a generous offer from a distinguished gentleman and academic; please do not abuse the privilege!* I would hate to be black listed by the industry's greatest historian.
* I only add this caveat because I am bombarded daily with simple or ridiculous questions that can easily be answered via TU or google and I don't want to abuse Mr. Hyman's generosity.