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  • The 71st Anniversary Celebration of "It's a Wonderful Life" with (left to right) Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu Bailey), Carol Coombs (Janie Bailey), Jeanine Roose (Young Violet Bick) and Jimmy Hawkins (Tommy Bailey). Photo by Henry Law

The 72nd Anniversary Celebration of “It’s a Wonderful Life” — December 7, 8 & 9, 2018

Thanks to all who attended last year's Festival!

FEBRUARY HOURS: We will only be open on Fridays and Saturdays in February. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, March 1st. When there is extreme weather, please call ahead to make sure that we are open — 315-568-5838.

 
 
 

Raffle Drawn on December 30, 2017: Zuzu Doll won by Ann from Seneca Falls; Puzzle won by Sharon from Ontario, Canada; Trivia Game/Playing Cards won by Joe from Johnson City, New York. It’s a Wonderful Quilt won on December 10 by Emma from Cape Vincent, New York. Thanks to everyone who helped support our Museum by buying raffle tickets. We’ve just learned there will be another quilt next year. Happy New Year!

 

To ring a bell for someone who has impacted your life

The bells will ring throughout the "Real Bedford Falls" on December 9, 2018 at 4:15 pm.

“You are the salt of the earth. And It’s A Wonderful Life is my memorial to you!”

-- Frank Capra, The Name Above The Title, An Autobiography