Diamond International Galleries President John Snyder and a plethora of other experts of all sorts, including Museum Executive Director Wendy Kelman, granted me access to a work in progress: the already-incredible Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards in Baltimore. The attraction will fill 17,000 square feet, and workers are at the task day and (yes) night to prepare for its opening in September.
And the idea is that, while the overwhelming experience will stun the experts, it’s designed as a treat for all ages. Interactive displays will provide hands-on entertainment for 5-year-olds, while scholars will be able to surround themselves for the first time with a decade-by-decade environment of each era’s popular culture in America — especially popular culture designed for children.
The 17,000-square-foot museum will house toys, games, movie posters, comics and other pop culture items from the last 230 years.