The Jimmy Stewart Museum

The Jimmy Stewart Museum

If you’re in the city of Indiana, Pennsylvania, take the time to visit the Jimmy Stewart Museum. The museum opened in 1997 and celebrates the life and career of actor Jimmy Stewart. Stewart grew up in the city before heading to Hollywood.

The museum includes a good collection of memorabilia the help tell the story of Stewart’s life. After finishing college, Stewart shared an apartment in Hollywood with Henry Fonda. He made his film debut in 1935 in The Murder Man. Stewart won an academy award in 1940 for the romantic comedy, The Philadelphia Story. Many may not realized that Jimmy Stewart then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during World War II from 1941 to 1946. His first postwar film was the much loved It’s a Wonderful Life. The museum also includes a 50-seat movie theater. The theater offers matinees on Saturdays and Sundays, showing some of Stewart’s best on-screen work. Enjoy viewing movie posters, photographs, Stewart’s military uniforms and even the front door to his Beverly Hills home during your visit.

For more information on the museum, be sure to visit www.jimmy.org . Admission is $7 for adults. Senior citizens, military personnel and student tickets are $6. Children 7-17 years of age are $5. Kids 6 years of age and under are free.

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