City Paper is not for tourists
So the media types are atwitter about Hillary having a permanent home in D.C., whether or not she makes it back to the White House. Thanks, Madame Tussauds, for announcing your No. 4 choice for wax-museum expansion will open in October. The pricey museum ($29 to get in the door in NYC) promises its D.C. branch in the old Woodies Department Store will offer both Hillary and her husband (officials are still contemplating Monica Lewinsky), as well as other former presidents like George and Abe.
But let’s hope all those historically minded waxophiles out there remember what’s just down the road. The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore is planning a huge expansion of its abandoned fire-house home and has, with the help of the city and state, acquired an entire city block. No need to wait until the renovation to pop in. An exhibit on black inventors just opened. Also check out the fascinating display about Emmett Till, whose lynching inspired another great Blacks in Wax figure: Langston Hughes.