Here's an old advertisement from the long gone Turn of the Century Wax Museum located inside of the Old Towne Mall. Opening Thanksgiving time in 1973, the museum capitalized on the nostalgic aura of Old Towne. I'm not sure how successful the wax museum was, or for how long it lasted, but it did highlight the creativity and desire to create more than just a typical shopping experience. Pick up some macramé and on your way out stop by the wax museum and view a tableau of the suffragette movement. It helped make Old Towne an entertainment destination, not just another shopping mall.
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