Amber Maykut, an artist in residence at Morbid Anatomy, is both a taxidermist and collector of stuffed creatures. She first began collecting butterflies in high school. (Photo: Nicole Disser) (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Last night Williamsburg’s City Reliquary teamed up with the Brooklyn Historical Society for Collector’s Night 2014, held at the latter’s home base in Downtown Brooklyn.

The event brought together eccentric collectors, obsessives, and borderline (though we assure you, harmless) hoarders together for a fundraising effort to benefit the two organizations. The collections on display provided a window into the personal lives of their owners. Each pack rat had a handful of fascinating stories about how they started collecting, why they continue to do it, and their intimate connection to the multitude of objects they share their limited New York City space with.

If you missed it, don’t fret. We’ve got you covered with the slideshow below. Click through to see some of the weirdest finds from Collector’s Night.