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Baltimore's underappreciated cultural treasure [Editorial]
Baltimore's underappreciated cultural treasure [Editorial]

For more than three decades, the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum has been one of the underappreciated cultural gems of Baltimore. Located in an unprepossessing building on East North Avenue, the institution that calls itself "the museum with a message" attracts some 150,000 visitors a year from all over the world to marvel at its vividly rendered figures and detailed historical scenes. This week, museum officials announced plans for an ambitious, $75 million expansion of the facility at its present location, and we hope city leaders will do whatever they can to help support the effort and ensure the project's success. For most people, the idea of a wax museum conjures up...

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