“Forgotten Hollywood”- Jimmy Stewart Museum Needs Help!

Posted on December 26, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The Jimmy Stewart Museum, located in Indiana, Pennsylvania (his hometown) highlights its namesake’s accomplishments in film, radio and television. His roles as military hero, civic leader, family man, and world citizen are also woven into displays, film presentations and gallery talks. There’s even a room dedicated to his family’s long and colorful history in Western Pennsylvania. A daguerreotype of his great grand-dad in a Civil War uniform, baby photos of Jimmy, and his dad’s old desk from the family hardware store are all on display.

J. stewart ethos

   You can view Stewart’s motion picture clips and career retrospectives in an intimate, 1930′s vintage movie theatre. Plush with navy velvet drapes and wine colored seats, the theatre features the best of the old and new. The state-of-the-art sound and projection system was donated by Universal Studios of Hollywood.

   Jimmy Stewart aficionados have transformed the third floor of the Indiana Public Library into a museum, capturing the quiet magic and small town charm that catapulted the star to enduring fame. From the museum’s windows, visitors can glimpse the family hardware store site, the bronze statue dedicated to Jimmy on his 75th birthday, and courthouse clock immortalized by Life Magazine’s famous back-from-World War II photo.

   Displays are chock full of original movie posters and photos beginning from the 1930s. Awards and citations from Hollywood, film critics, the Boy Scouts, and other organizations fill walls and cases. Jimmy has personally selected favorite momentos of his career to display, such as a Winchester commemorative rifle, and a propeller blade autographed by the cast and crew of Flight of the Phoenix. All of this adds a personal touch to this one-of-a-kind museum….

jimmy stewart museum logo   jimmy stewart patch

   The Jimmy Stewart Museum is a non-profit educational organization [501(c)(3)] charity, and a member of the American Association of Museums. Its operations are funded through admissions, contributions, and membership society programs. All memberships offer the following benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission
  • Invitation to all member events
  • Advance notice on celebrity events and priority in lines  
  • 10% discount on museum store purchases

   All proceeds from the membership program and museum store not used to cover related costs subsidize the museum’s displays, film theater, educational programs, information service and web site. In fact, the museum depends entirely on these programs, admission fees and private contributions to continue its operations and services for the public. Your participation helps us keep the legend and the legacy of James M. Stewart alive. And, all members receive a Jimmy Stewart Museum tote bag.

   Here’s a link to make a needed contribution:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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