Madame Tussauds wax museum in Washington is all geared up to open a new Presidents Gallery featuring all 44 US presidents’ wax statues on February 17, 2011, the museum announced on Monday.
The gallery which is slated to open just before President's Day will be the only place in the world where visitors can see and touch all 44 US presidents, a statement from the museum said.
According to the official site of Madame Tussauds Washington DC, the new Presidents Gallery will be a rich source of information and education about US political history. The information guide on the history of the US presidents has been designed in accordance with the US Department of National Social Studies Standards and National Council for the Social Civil Rights Movement Studies Standards, the museum states on the site.
Students, researchers, scholars and any visitor interested in history, political science, social studies and media can refer to the guide.
“The presidential gallery now adds the important component of education while celebrating the unique heritage of our city,” Adrian M. Fenty, mayor of Washington DC said.
Madame Tussauds wax museums are present in numerous cities in the world including London, Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Berlin, New York and more. The museum displays popular wax figures from the realms of art, music, politics, entertainment or the like. The combination of art, entertainment and popular culture that Madame Tussauds wax museums offer, attracts large number of visitors, even those who never visited an art gallery before.