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The Jacksonville Area Museum’s “Night at the Museum: Living Wax Legends,” featuring special first-person portrayals of historic local residents and a sneak preview of the museum’s exciting new phase of development, will return for a final time on Wednesday, November 15.
The first “Night at the Museum,” offered for Museum members only, received rave reviews from the nearly 150 people who attended the event on November 8. “Night at the Museum” is presented by the Jacksonville Area Museum Foundation in coordination with the Jacksonville Area Museum. This new event is kicking off the next phase of fundraising for the expansion of the museum.
Tickets for the November 15 public event are limited and can be purchased at the museum, at both Farmers State Bank locations, and at the Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau. The cost is $20 per person. If any tickets remain by November 15, they can be purchased at the door the night of the event.
“Night at the Museum: Living Wax Legends” doors open at 4 p.m. November 8 with tours beginning at 4:20 p.m. and the final tour departing at 7 p.m. Three groups will depart each hour on a 45-minute tour around the museum in which seven of the area’s “Living Wax Legends” being portrayed by local actors will come to life and share their individual stories. These Legends include African American postal carrier Eugene Hayden, Hollywood composer Frank Skinner, professional deaf baseball star Luther “Dummy” Taylor, Morgan County pioneer and midwife Catherine Kendall “Mother” Carson, artist Nellie Knopf, globe-trotting journalist William Walton, and a young Capitol Records employee who attended the 1965 “Lettermen” concert in town.
Artifacts from the museum’s collection that have never before been publicly displayed will be on exhibit. A model of the museum’s planned expansion will also be on display so attendees can get an idea of the growth ahead for Jacksonville’s newest cultural experience.
Visit jacksonvilleareamuseum.org or connect with the Jacksonville Area Museum on Facebook for more information or to find out how to become a museum member or volunteer.