Hometown Holiday: It’s a Wonderful Life in Elmhurst – Elmhurst BMW Dealer

November 9th, 2018 by

Discover some holiday magic when you visit the Elmhurst History Museum’s new exhibit, Hometown Holiday: It’s a Wonderful Life in Elmhurst from November 16, 2018, through January 6, 2019. The exhibit includes rare “It’s a Wonderful Life” movie memorabilia from the private collection of Richard Goodson.

Hometown Holiday - It’s a Wonderful Life in ElmhurstAt Elmhurst BMW, we enjoy a good holiday movie, and “It’s a Wonderful Life” is always a family favorite. Hometown Holiday: It’s a Wonderful Life in Elmhurst offers some fascinating movie memorabilia and an opportunity to learn about the making of this beloved holiday classic.

Over the past 20 years, Chicago native Richard Goodson has acquired one of the world’s largest collections of “It’s a Wonderful Life” memorabilia. He’s loaning the Elmhurst History Museum many items for this exhibit so that others can enjoy them too. You’ll see vintage collectibles from the 1946 film, along with movie posters, rare photos and much more. Learn about the making of the movie, its memorable characters, and the actors who brought them to life, including Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. You’ll also discover some of the challenges director Frank Capra and the film crew experienced while creating the fictional town of Bedford Falls in real life Seneca Falls, New York.

The Elmhurst History Museum has added some items from its own collection to enhance your experience of Hometown Holiday: It’s a Wonderful Life in Elmhurst. See handmade Christmas ornaments from Dresden, Germany as well as prints from well-known artist and former Elmhurst resident Lee Sturges.

Experience the nostalgia of one of America’s favorite classic Christmas movies at Hometown Holidays: It’s a Wonderful Life in Elmhurst. This exhibit is sponsored by Lakeside Bank.

Date and Time:
November 16, 2018, through January 6, 2019

The Elmhurst History Museum is open:

  • Sunday, Tuesday through Friday from 1-5 p.m.
  • Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location:
Elmhurst History Museum
120 E. Park Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Cost:
Free.

For More Information:
Call 630-833-1457 or visit tinyurl.com/yahhgk83.

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