Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mammoth Cave Wax Museum Brochure

Let's celebrate Independence Day by visiting Mammoth Cave Wax Museum in Cave City, KY. It's appropriate since you can see the cover of this early 80's brochure proclaims "AMERICA'S HERITAGE EXCITINGLY ALIVE."  Albeit it's "EXCITINGLY ALIVE" as much as wax can be...

This next page folds out to show you many of the American historical figures and early movie stars on display.  There's even Jesus too for good measure.

While you're at the Mammoth Cave Wax Museum be sure to check out the Huckleberry Hill Craft Village next door - they even have a 17 foot great white shark.  It's fake, but it's still big and scary.

If you were thinking about visiting you can stop looking at that map above. Mammoth Cave Wax Museum closed it's doors last year, and it's contents were auctioned off a few months ago.

For fun I looked up the auction house, and learned how much some of the figures went for:
Charlie Chaplin - $25,000.00 (highest price for a wax figure)
Jean Harlow - $16,000.00
Rudolph Valentino - no price listed

Jesus went for only $1,000.00.  That's very affordable to have your own personal Jesus. A little Depeche Mode humor for you (very little).

1 comment:

Tara from MD said...

Just wanted to tell you I LOVE retro travel brochures...always good for a laugh. I am no expert on Native peoples, but I'm pretty sure the Chiricahua (Apache) had neither teepees nor peace pipes...sigh.

I attended the closing auction of the Lancaster County PA history wax museum some years ago. Needless to say, figures of the Amish and our local dignitaries didn't realize anything near those prices. Husband wouldn't let me bid on any new friends, though. :(


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