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The Jimmy Stewart Museum

835 Philadelphia Street
724-349-6112

The Jimmy Stewart Museum, located in Indiana, Pennsylvania (Jimmy's hometown) highlights its namesake's accomplishments in film, radio and TV. 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 special room dedicated to his family's long and colorful history in Western Pennsylvania. A daguerreotype of his great grand-dad in Civil War uniform, baby photos of Jimmy, and his dad's old desk from the family hardware store are all on display.

You can view Stewart's film 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 City Studios of Hollywood.

Jimmy Stewart afficionados have transformed the third floor of the Indiana Public Library into a museum that captures 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 the old 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 1930's on. Awards and citations from Hollywood, film critics, the Boy Scouts and many other organizations from all over 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.



Reviews

Chris G

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Great memorabilia about Jimmy Stewart's career. A bit more interpretation of his life and legacy would be nice. Exhibits include a lot, but feel like they're just "stuff" thrown up without much thought of telling a cohesive story. Fans of this great actor will enjoy the memories and probably learn something, but the museum could use an update. Still worth a visit.

Sharon Ballek

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Great place to learn about this humble man. Tammy Barrow (an employee) was very informative and answered many questions. Loved the short clip narrated by his daughter. Worth the trip to see.

J Rife

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Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
Such a great tribute to a wonderful man. An added bonus was seeing It's A Wonderful Life on their theater. A lot of great information. Would be even better if photography was permitted but I still recommend visiting at least once.

Tiffany Westover

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Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
This was a very nice little museum. Unique in displaying his roots in a small town. I'm glad I went.

Kaeleigh Green

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Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
I'm so glad I stopped by! Great learning experience about a wonderful actor. Staff was really helpful, and the museum was filled with cool memorabilia.

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