Monday, June 10, 2013

The Jimmy Stewart Museum

What do you do on a rainy Monday morning when you have absolutely nothing on your calendar for the day?  Marilyn and I decided to take a drive to Indiana, PA and visit The Jimmy Stewart Museum.  As most probably know, Stewart is a native of Indiana, and in 1995, the town opened a museum dedicated to Stewart and his remarkable career.  Hey, who doesn't love Jimmy Stewart?

The museum is housed on the second floor of the Indiana Public Library, and it has all sorts of Stewart memorabilia, including posters and summaries of all of his movies.  There is a small theater within the Museum that does show Stewart movies on weekends.  The theater also has a 45 minute documentary on Stewart and, since we were the only visitors this afternoon, we were able to see it "on demand".  The movie is worth seeing if you visit the Museum, and if you are a Stewart fan, you really should visit this place.

Unfortunately, you cannot take pictures inside the Museum, so I don't have a lot of good photos of the day, but you are able to get your picture taken with one of Stewart's favorite co-stars, and I took advantage of the opportunity:

We did sign the guest book, and it was interesting paging through it.  There have been visitors to the Museum in little old Indiana, PA from all over the country, and I even saw signatures from Brazil and the United Kingdom.  

As I said earlier, who doesn't love Stewart?  On my list of Movies I Would Take With Me If I Was Stranded On A Desert Island, there are two of Jimmy's movies: "Rear Window" and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence".  

Which ones would you pick?

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