Last month, Rachael Maddux of Paste magazine published an article entitled “Dummies In The Attic“, a story about Joel Chandler Harris’ home the Wren’s Nest, which he built and lived in until his death in 1908. Lain Shakespeare, the great-great-great grandson of Joel Chandler Harris, is interviewed in the article and is currently the executive director of the Wren’s Nest museum.
Interestingly, the article pictures two mannequins that until recently were collecting dust up in the attic of the Wren’s Nest. According to the article, they were originally given to the Wren’s Nest by Walt Disney for the premier of Song of the South in 1946. Now, over 60 years later, Uncle Remus and Johnny are seeing the light of day once again. According to Lain: “They’re part of Wren’s Nest’s history — and I thought it would be a cool thing to show people.”
Read the full article here: http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2008/06/dummies-in-the-attic.html
I would also encourage you to visit The Wren’s Nest web site: http://www.wrensnestonline.com/