Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jimmy Stewart Museum.....

While I was on vacation in Pennsylvania, 
I had the pleasure of visiting the
Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana,  PA.
It is a large museum dedicated solely to the actor.
He was born & raised here.
His career spanned the years from 1932 to 1991. 
He won an Academy award for his role in
"The Philadelphia Story"  in 1940.
He starred in a total of 81 movies and numerous TV appearances. 
Some of the most famous films were: 
"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", 
"It's a Wonderful Life",
& "Harvey".





 This is a bronze statue of Mr. Stewart...


A movie camera at the entrance of the museum...


A poster of his commemorative stamp...
That's me with "Harvey"... 


The home where he grew up.  This is just a short distance from the museum... 


A view taken from the end of the street where his home is...


This man also flew 20 combat missions in World War II:  rose to Brigadier General,  Air Force Reserve;  and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1985.
  
If you ever get a chance to visit here,  this is a very well done and thought out museum.  Plan to spend some time here, there is so much to see.  I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did!
'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

5 comments:

rkbsnana said...

Don't believe there was a finer gentleman than Jimmy Stewart. I love the advise he gave his twin daughters when they left for college..."be nice to people."

Lady Jane said...

Hey Jean, loved your post. Jimmy Stewart was one of my very favorites and I didnt know a lot of this info. Loved the picture with Harvey. Love ya

Crystal Mary said...

I liked James Stewart he seemed a real gentleman, and a great man. I didn't think the statue looked like him, but the stamp sure does. Didn't he live a wonderful productive life. I really enjoyed my visit here today.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Looked like a wonderful trip!I love Jimmy Steward movies, I would love to visit!
ps You have a very beautiful garden!

BECKY said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE Jimmy Stewart, as an actor and a man. Thanks for a wonderful post and photos!