Wax museums let you learn about innovators and legendary icons who molded our world, by adding a personal touch - uncanny wax models. Check out the following sites of fun and educational wax museums for biographical information about their featured figures, photos of the models and cool trivia about the process of creating the wax sculptures.
The Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf
This San Francisco museum features more than 200 models, posed in appropriate scenes. On its Web site, you can check out some of the exhibits in categories such as History, Hall of Regions, Palace of Living Art, King Tut, Chamber of Horrors and Sports and Entertainment. Many people's pages include brief biographies. You can also see how they make the figures and view a page of links to press about the museum.
The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum
This wax museum, dedicated to famous African-Americans in U.S. history, is in Baltimore, Maryland. Opened in 1983, the objective of the museum was to help create awareness for civil rights, African-American history and racial stereotypes. Take a look at the different exhibits (organized chronologically), and click on some of the people to read a biography. Each biography includes a list of famous quotes and links to other references and external pages. Also make sure to view the online bookshop and gift shop.
Musée Conti Historical Museum
The Musée Conti Wax Museum, launched in 1964, is in New Orleans. View the museum’s photo gallery and "retro" photo gallery from its early days for a sneak peak at the exhibits. The Web site also offers interesting the history of and information about how to create a wax sculpture. You can also see the short film about New Orleans and the museum, which includes old photos and artifacts from the area and of the museum, as well as photos of how they create the sets and models.
These other sites also offer more information about wax sculptures and the famous people who served as the original models: