On exhibit at the Jason Russell House is a new show in the Smith Museum. The exhibition, "Historical Giants," showcases part of the collection of the International Life Cast Museum.
Shown are actual cast impressions taken directly from the faces of historical figures. They include Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine, with exhibited text that link them to April 19, 1775; Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, with exhibited text explaining the war between AC and DC; aviators Amelia Earhart and Buzz Aldrin; a bronze life mask and hands of Abraham Lincoln taken in 1860 and a few others.
The show is open from Tuesday through Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.
The show closes Sunday, Oct. 12.
The Jason Russell House is 7 Jason St., at Mass. Ave. and Jason Street.
For more about the International Life Cast Museum's collection, see www.ilcmuseum.org.
This story was published Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.