History of the Plymouth National Wax Museum

wax-museumJoin us on Saturday, October 1st  in the Fehlow Meeting Room at 2:00 pm for a presentation of the history of one of Plymouth’s most beloved destinations, the Plymouth National Wax Museum. Operating from 1967 to 2005 atop Cole’s Hill, during its years of operation, the museum entertained over a million visitors.

Glenn Corbett, a wax museum enthusiast who is preparing a history of American wax museums, will discuss the design and operation of the Plymouth Wax Museuem as well as its sister facility on Water Street, the Seven Seas Wax Museum and Mayflower Experience. Corbett will display original design drawings of the two museums fron the archives of the Dorfman Museum Figure company in Baltimore, whose founder Earl Dorfman built over a dozen wax museums across America including ones in Washington, DC, Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg and Myrtle Beach.

indiantroubleHave your phones and cameras ready: two of the museum’s figures, a Mayflower Compact signer and a Native American, will return home for this lecture and will be available for a selfie!

The Dr. Richard M. Shiff Forum presents: Fund sponsors this free program through the Plymouth Public Library corporation.  No registration is necessary.

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