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Posted on: March 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Living Black Wax Museum - Saturday, March 28, 11 am-3 pm

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"The Living Black Wax Museum," returns! In partnership with the Hampton History Museum, the Hampton Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated presents an interactive exhibit of nearly 30 notable figures in African American history portrayed by children, on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Based on the fantastic community response, this year’s program will again feature two showings at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The program ends at 3:00 p.m.

As you tour the galleries you will encounter presentations of notable African-Americans from history as portrayed by nearly 30 children ranging in age from pre-school to high school. This year’s focus will spotlight African American contributions in the areas of art, literature, film, music, sports and fashion. Join us and encounter living wax figures of Will Smith, Aretha Franklin, Gabby Douglas, and Jackie Robinson to name a few! There is a reduced special admission fee of $2 to tour the galleries for this special event (museum admission regularly $5/$4).

This year’s program will also feature a community art workshop by distinguished Artist in Residence at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, Steve Prince. Attendees will be invited to participate in a community art project, "Pieces of History," depicting the contributions of Booker T. Washington, Hampton University’s most famous graduate, and Mary S. Peake, an early, local educator.

The schedule of events will be as follows: Living Black Wax Museum, first showing, 11:00 a.m. Community Art Workshop by Steve Prince, 12:30 p.m.  (First come, first serve, limited seating) Living Black Wax Museum, second showing, 1:30 p.m.

Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated is the oldest and largest 501(c)(3) organization of mothers dedicated to raising the next generation of African American leaders, while enhancing the lives of all children. Established in 1938 in Philadelphia, members continue to work to accomplish their mission through diverse programs focused on leadership development, cultural exposure, community service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving. Visit the Jack and Jill of America website.

The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Lane in Downtown Hampton. There is free parking in the garage across from the museum. For more information, call 757-727-1102, or like the Hampton History Museum on Facebook and follow it on Twitter and Instagram.

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