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Step up, step up! Right this way to the Medicine Show! A time to be amazed, be amused and have all of your cares, worries, aches and pains disappear! The Medicine Show has come to YOUR town!
And so the call goes out. Something so unique to America and Canada-combine the quack doctors of the old world with the circus of the new, and look out! The Medicine Show was born!
Please don't worry, we aren't going to try to solve your problems with some scurrilous medicine! Certainly not! Ours is totally above board! Why, if you use OUR medicine, your Husbands will be smarter! Wives will be prettier! Children will be quieter! Mules will be stronger! Cows will be contenteder! Chickens will be...well, chickener! The medicine shows of the past were made up a lot of families, and this one is no exception. Based upon an actual medicine show of the early 1800's, Faire Wynds has tried to bring you a fresh look at entertainments of the past. Because most of the show was devoted to the free entertianments, that is what we focus on, as well. Magic, juggling, feats of strength and dexterity, fire-eating and escapeology-with just a good dose of the Professor's good wit will keep just about any ill at bay!
And remember-if it ain't Professor Chalmers Bodkin-Child's Amazing Patent Medicine, it's something else!
Penelope and Nathan
Dime Museum at South Carolina State Fiar
Display at the New York State Association of Agriculture Fairs
As 'Dakota Dan'
Audience in Indiana
David Roger's Days LaGrange, Indiana
Our Newest Addition:
ONE THIN DIME MUSEUM
One Thin Dime Museum
The early 'curiosity cabinets' began to give way to 'curiosities and natural wonders' that a lot of the traveling entertainers had to attract attention. By the mid-19th century, it was obvious that these too could be used not just as 'attention grabbers', but people would pay to see such oddities! So the 'Dime Museum' was born.
We often set up this display beside our performance area, inviting people to have a look at the strange and unusual objects that we have managed to find on our journeys around the known and unknkown realm of our minds! Only inside this tent can you gasp at such things as the skull of John the Baptist! The remains of the 8th Plague of Moses! A Real Live Dead Mermaid! The eyes of KK Scites! (Yep, it's true. I really DO have my father's eyes!) and so much more! All done in a historical-tho entertaining-presentation.
And yes, there is even a 'One Thin Dime' collection jar, but we don't turn anyone away who has such a thirst for knowledge! Why, if someone REALLY needs to see the Remains of Lot's Wife or the Golden Fleas of Midas, who are WE to stop them? The collection jar is part of the history we present. Don't got a dime? No worries, come on in anyway. Got a dime and wanna throw it in? Go ahead, we'll let ya! Got a dime and DON'T wanna throw it in? Cheapskate!
The Professor and his Lovely Assistant, Penelope
Penelope and the Banner Line
Don't forget to check out our Flea Circus, 'Virginia's Vermin'!
Just click on the picture. Trust us-we're PROFESSIONALS!
The Show Must
The eye patch was Susan's answer to what to do what to do-Emergency surgery for my detatched retina on August 7th in Minneapolis. 38 hours later and we began shows in Pipestone, Minnesota. It was either this or sunglasses because...