Authors: Diana Fruh and Dylan Fruh
Over the years, many museum visitors have asked about our unique Tiki statutes. In the 1950s, John and Vicky May operated the museum in Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida. John designed and built the museum building. Along with members of his family, they designed the museum motif and gave it a tropical feel. The three Tiki statues were hand carved by John from palm trees. The behind-the-scenes story, as told by John himself is as follows. The three characters from left to right are the Chief's wife, the Medicine Man and the Chief. As the wife looks on nervously, the Medicine Man informs the Chief that his wife is pregnant with their tenth child.