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Brooklyn, New York: Topsy the Elephant

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Coney Island Museum

Address:
1208 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Directions:
Coney Island Museum. Between 12th St. and Henderson Walk.
Hours:
Sa-Su 12 noon - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
718-372-5159
Admission:
Adults $5.
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Topsy the Elephant

In the Coney Island Museum, a memorial tribute to an electrocuted elephant. Also: a display of funhouse mirrors.

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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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