National Great Blacks in Wax museum back in town

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The National Great Blacks in Wax museum is back in Panama City for a few days.

The museum is free to the public. (WJHG/WECP)

Thursday at the A.D. Harris Learning Village cafeteria, the downtown community redevelopment agency hosted a heritage program to open up the exhibit.

This year's exhibit features wax sculptures of Frederick Douglas, Lewis Latimer, and many others.

Officials say one of the reasons they come back to Panama City every year is to educate children on important figures in African-American history.

Museum founder Doctor Joanne Martin said, "I meet such amazing children with such extraordinary minds. The kinds of questions and insights they provide, they make this new and fresh for me."

The museum is free to the public and will be open Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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