"The Greatest Show On Earth," a tribute to the circus, will be the featured exhibit during April at the McCurdy Doll Museum, 246 N. 100 East. A special story-telling and circus party featuring Fred Roe will be held on Saturday, April 13, at 1:30 p.m.
Roe, a prize-winning artist and creator of authentic reproductions of circus attractions on display at the museum, will give a slide and sound show telling the story of circuses from early Roman times down to the present. Roe has worked as a docent at the LDS Church Musuem of History and Art since its beginning and has been honored by the Utah Museum Volunteers for his long service.Roe built his model Ferris wheel in memory of his father who worked on the first Ferris wheel at the St. Louis World's Fair as a young boy in 1904. He has researched and followed the history of the circus as a hobby for many years.
A drawing for door prizes will be held following the program and refreshments of popcorn, lemonade and other circus fare will be served.
Reservations are required and may be made by calling the museum at 377-9935 between noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for children under 12.