Summer of Heroes – Mayborn Museum Celebrates Local Heroes

June 3, 2022
Summer of Heroes – Mayborn Museum Celebrates Local Heroes

This summer, the Mayborn Museum kicked off their traveling exhibit, DC SUPER HEROES: Discover Your Superpowers. SUPERMAN™, BATMAN™ and WONDER WOMAN™ need participants to help them battle crime and fight for justice in this new, interactive exhibit.

Simultaneously, the Mayborn is highlighting community members and how they serve as Waco's local superheroes. These community members will be featured in their Mini Monday Storytime and feature individuals like John Morris, the "Voice of the Bears."

"I'm excited to be included," Morris said. "It's important to remind young people that anyone can be a superhero; kindness, courage, leadership—these are qualities that make for everyday superheroes."

Some of the books included for the Mini Monday Storytimes include "How to Babysit a Grandpa," "Goodnight Baylor Bears," "Going on a Bear Hunt," "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," "Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar" and more.

In this traveling exhibit, guests can save the city, vie with villains, and work as a team to restore order across the DC UNIVERSE. In this immersive DC environment, you'll explore the HALL OF JUSTICE™, investigate robberies in GOTHAM CITY™, hone your superhero skills in the S.T.A.R. Labs, and more. Along the way you'll also meet CYBORG™, AQUAMAN™, GREEN LANTERN™, THE FLASH™, SUPERGIRL™, and BATGIRL™.

The exhibit is free with the price of admission and runs through September 11. Mayborn Museum members and Baylor University students receive free admission.

"I see a lot of heroes at Baylor," Morris said. "Our faculty and staff come each day, ready to serve. And our students pursue learning in a way that can help future generations. These are heroes I'm honored to be associated with."

Other Local Heroes Include:
June 6: John Morris, Voice of the Bears
June 13: Lesa Bush, Assistant Director of the Mayborn Museum
June 20: Brad Livingstone, Baylor University First Gentleman
June 27: Keith Guillory, Deputy Fire Lieutenant
July 11: Alan Small, STEM Programs Coordinator of the Mayborn Museum
July 18: Nicki Collen, Baylor Women's Basketball Coach
August 1: Sheryl Victorian, Waco Chief of Police
August 8: Rachel Pate, Vice President of Economic Development for Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce
August 15: Dr. Jackson Griggs, CEO Waco Family Medicine
August 22: Alan Small, STEM Programs Coordinator of the Mayborn Museum
August 29: Charlie Walter, Executive Director of the Mayborn Museum

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