CELEBRATING THE 108TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF JAMES STEWART
THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELEASE OF
“IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”
The Jimmy Stewart Museum in beautiful Downtown Indiana will celebrate two important dates in the legacy of James Stewart this month at the museum. The weekend of May 20-21-22 has been designated to celebrate Mr. Stewart’s May 20th birthday, Foundation President, Timothy Harley announced today.
Birthday festivities are planned for Friday May 20th starting at 11 am. The museum will welcome guests (gratis) for birthday cake and punch between 11 and 1. At 12 noon, a special showing of the week-ends matinee will launch a return of a favorite Stewart related film. “The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts- Man of the Hour – Jimmy Stewart” will be shown Friday and for the matinees on Saturday and Sunday. This film was previously available at the museum and has returned to both the matinee line-up and is available in our museum store.
Friday will also be the preview opening of the museum’s new exhibit celebrating the 70th anniversary of the release of “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The new exhibit:
“It’s a Wonderful Life” – 1946-2016 – 70 Years of Touching Lives- Words and Images – Celebrating the Classic American Film”.
This exhibit includes images from the museum’s collection, a new IAWL poster by Dark Hills Mansion all paired with E-mail tributes that were received at the museum at the time of Stewart’s death and which specifically reference the film. This exhibit will run through the year.
Please stop by on Friday May 20th to celebrate the birth of Indiana’s native son, Jimmy Stewart!