Not only is Ohio’s life-size wax exhibit titled BibleWalk museum unique, but in 70 of the religious scenes, you may catch a few Hollywood stars and other famous people. Look real hard. Can you spot John Travolta? Who would have thought that in the scenes which tell the most important stories in Christianity you’d see Elizabeth Taylor, Prince Philip, Tom Cruise, and Steve McQueen?
The members of the nondenominational Diamond Hill Cathedral built the museum, sewed new costumes for the figures, created the backgrounds, made the props and hired a hairdresser from Columbus to fix their hair.
The repurposed figures were then placed in various Biblical scenes, and with some strategic lighting, they hoped nobody would be able to tell that these were actually recycled celebrity wax figures.
Julia Mott-Hardin, who has worked with the museum since its founding, said, “I’ve had calls from people who wanted to take the tour, but only if I accompanied them pointing out the celebrities. I refused. The museum is about glorifying God and his works. That’s what we want to achieve. I just don’t want to take any of the glory away from God. That’s the most important aspect of BibleWalk, God’s glory.”
Inspiration came to Pastor Richard Diamond after he and his wife visited a historical wax museum with figures of presidents, generals and war heroes. The last scene was the Ascension of Jesus Christ and this moved the Pastor and his wife to create a museum that would glorify God’s work.
Pastor Diamond began looking for used wax figures after realizing that new wax for fiberglass figures were extremely costly. Don’t forget to give this post a thumbs up and a share with your friends on Facebook before you go.
Check out this funny video of John Crist touring the Bible Wax Museum
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