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Coney Island Museum

1208 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY
At the Coney Island Museum.
Sa-Su 12 noon - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
99 cents, plus 1 cent to operate Edison's film.
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Topsy the Elephant
A memorial tribute to an elephant electrocuted by Thomas Edison. Report...

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Topsy the Elephant Memorial Sculpture

A permanent memorial to Topsy, the elephant eletrocuted by Thomas Edison. New Orleans Sculptor Lee Diegaard has created a stunning tribute, now on display at the Coney Island Museum.

The public is invited to the memorial's dedication on Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 8pm at the museum ($5 admission). A video will be presented, beer and hot dogs will be eaten, we will look out the window to where Topsy met her fate and and watch the sun set. Then the bats will come.

[J Gavin Heck, 07/20/2003]

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