National Blacks In Wax Museum

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The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum 1601-03 East North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21213
Office: 410-563-3404
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Between 1985 and 1987, the City of Baltimore awarded National Great Blacks In Wax $300,000 in grants and loans and designated an unused fire station at 1601 East North Avenue for the museum's development and expansion. The renovated firehouse, a Victorian Mansion, and two former apartment dwellings provide nearly 30,000 square feet of exhibit and office space. Over 100 wax figures and scenes, a full model slave ship exhibit telling the powerful 400 year history of the Atlantic Slave Trade, a compelling exhibit on the role of youth in making history, a Maryland room highlighting the contributions of outstanding Marylanders to African American history, a gift shop, and a mini auditorium for lectures, films, and dramatic presentations are some of the major cultural features of the museum.

The enrichment of the lives of youth was a primary motivation for establishing The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, Inc. Youth begin serving at the museum at an early age and continue in various positions, as they grow older. The museum offers opportunities for youth in the community to take part in volunteer and intern programs, often providing a safe haven for at-risk youths.


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