The Indiana Gallery
(sponsored by S & T Bank)
The Indiana Gallery highlights the history of Jimmy Stewart’s hometown, Indiana, Pennsylvania along with Stewart’s early ancestors, a look at his early childhood, and his schooling through Princeton University. Highlights include a recreation of Stewart’s father Alex’s local hardware store, Jimmy’s Princeton jacket, and a life-size replica of the Jimmy Stewart statue.
The Military Gallery
The Military Gallery shines a light on the history of aviation and Jimmy’s early interest in flying. It continues with Stewart’s enlistment in WWII and showcases his highly decorated military career. There is also a special tribute to Stewart’s stepson who died in Vietnam. Highlights include 4 of his military uniforms, his military medals (including the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Croix de Guerre).
The Hollywood Gallery
(sponsored by First Commonwealth Bank)
The Hollywood Gallery wraps around our theatre and takes you through Stewart’s film career of over 80 films (1935-1991). Original movie posters, still pictures, costumes, props, movie summaries, and stories behind the scenes take you on a journey through the Golden Age of Hollywood and beyond. We shine the light on Stewarts’ collaborations with Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock, and westerns with Anthony Mann. The exhibit wraps up with a section featuring Stewart’s awards and accolades. Highlights include a western uniform and rifle from Winchester ’73, Stewart’s cowboy hat he wore in most of his westerns, the hat he wore in the movie Harvey and a plane propeller signed by the cast of Flight of the Phoenix and much more!
Stewart’s California Office
(sponsored by InFirst Bank)
This gallery is a recreation of Jimmy Stewart’s office from his home in California. It includes Jimmy Stewart’s desk, grandfather clock, his tweed hat, office memorabilia, and family photos. Highlights include letters from Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, a personal letter from Frank Capra and his Autopen machine.
Jimmy’s Boyhood Bedroom
This gallery is a recreation of Jimmy’s boyhood bedroom from his home in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Jimmy’s boyhood bed is showcased along with family photos and his history with the Boy Scout of America. Another feature highlights Jimmy’s childhood hero, Charles Lindbergh, and his historic flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Highlights include his childhood bed, the Silver Buffalo Award from the BSA
The Movie Theater
(sponsored by The Reschini Group)
The museum has a 50-seat vintage theater that shows a matinee movie every day at 1:00 pm. The movie that’s shown changes each week and showcases the over 80 films that Jimmy Stewart starred in. More classic movie posters adorn the walls of the theater and Jimmy Stewart biographies are available to be viewed upon request. Highlights include the screening of It’s A Wonderful Life from mid-November through December and the showing of all 4 Alfred Hitchcock/Jimmy Stewart films throughout the month of October.
The Shop Around the Corner – Gift Shop
Our gift shop is filled with one of a kind gifts and memorabilia. We have t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats,
Henry & Jimmy, A Lifelong Friendship
September 2 through November 14
This latest exhibit highlights the lifelong friendship of Henry Fonda & Jimmy Stewart from their days as struggling actors in New York through when Fonda passed away. Wonderful stories and little known facts as well as Fonda’s costume from Drums Along the Mohawk. Also featured is a replica of the portrait Fonda painted for Stewart of his favorite horse, Pie.
It’s a Wonderful Life
Annually from Mid-November through January
The hallways of the Jimmy Stewart Museum are transformed into the holiday spirit and are filled with It’s A Wonderful Life movie posters, movie stills, magazine covers and behind the scenes film facts about the making of this holiday classic. The museum also features a Bedford Falls Village, large movie scene cutouts, and a Festival of Trees decorated based on various Jimmy Stewart Films. Highlights include a dollhouse version of the Granville House from the movie, an original painting of First Snowfall, IAWL gifts in our store and the daily showing of the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” in our theatre.