The National Great Blacks in Museum will showcase life-size and like-like wax figures of African American Heroes at Handley Library.
This exhibition is from the National Great Blacks Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, one of the nation’s most dynamic cultural and educational institutions focused on highlighting historical and contemporary personalities of African ancestry. Figures on display include Mary Elizabeth Bowser (Union spy during the Civil War), Chappie James (four-star general), Frederick Douglass (an abolitionist), Lewis Latimer (an American inventor), and Carter G. Woodson (a historian and father of Black History Month).
The exhibition is free and open the public, taking place in the Handley Benham Galley at the Handley Library in Winchester. On September 17th, the figures will be on display in the Handley Robinson Auditorium following a discussion from Dr. Joann Martin, co-founder of the museum, starting at 6:30PM.
Exhibition hours will run September 18-20 from 3PM-7PM, and September 21 10AM-2PM. Patrons can take selfies and post them on social media for a chance to win “book bucks” to use at the Fall Used Book Sale in October. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Handley Regional Library.