Black Heritage Gallery hosting traveling wax exhibit at Historic City Hall

Published: Sep. 13, 2023 at 12:01 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2023 at 8:36 PM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center is hosting a traveling exhibit from the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum for a limited time this week.

The wax sculptures are on loan from the Wax Museum in Baltimore and will be on view on the second floor in the Black Heritage Gallery.

The exhibit will be here for three days from Thursday, Sept. 14 to Saturday, Sept. 16. The reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15 will be free to attend.

The exhibit seeks to stimulate an interest in African American history by revealing the little-known, often neglected facts of history; use great leaders as role models for youth; improve relations by dispelling myths of racial inferiority and superiority; support and work with community groups, schools, and other organizations to provide opportunities for youth to pursue careers in the museum industry.

Guests will also get a chance to meet Dr. Joann Martin, founder of the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum at the opening reception on Friday. Viewing hours for the pop-up display are:

  • 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Historic City Hall is located at 1001 Ryan St. with hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to Historic City Hall is always free.