Take a selfie with an American inventor, historian, four-star general, abolitionist and spy! Come to Handley Library the week of September 17-21 to learn about great African-Americans who became inspiring heroes! Your selfie will help bring history to life!
Mary Elizabeth Bowser, Chappie James, Frederick Douglass, Lewis Latimer and Carter G. Woodson will be visiting the Benham Gallery on the lower level at Handley Library.
These figures are from The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum. This museum is among the nations most dynamic cultural and educational institutions. Because it is a wax museum committed solely to the study and preservation of African American history, it is also among the most unique. Primarily, the presentation of life-size, life-like wax figures highlighting historical and contemporary personalities of African ancestry defines its uniqueness. This unique museum, the first one of wax in Baltimore, Maryland and the first wax museum of African American history in the nation, is the brainchild of Drs. Elmer and Joanne Martin. They established the museum in 1983.