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Great Blacks in Wax Exhibit

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.

Date:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time:
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Handley Benham Gallery
Campus:
Handley Library
Categories:
Family Friendly / All Ages   Programs for Grown-Ups  

Event Organizer

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Barbara Dickinson

Executive Director, Friends of HRL

Phone 540/662-9041 Ext 31

Email friends@handleyregional.org