Welcome to Seneca Falls, the Real Bedford Falls! Each year, our town celebrates with an It's A Wonderful Life Festival the second weekend in December. But the Museum is open all year round. Stop by! We'd love to see you.
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December 8, 9, & 10, 2017 -- For the first time in 20 years, four actors from the film will appear together: Carol Coombs (Janie) Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu), Jimmy Hawkins (Tommy) and Jeanine Roose (Young Violet). Click photo for flyer
Carol Coombs (Janie Bailey) and Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu Bailey). Click photo for message from Karolyn Grimes
Bell Ringing Certificate -- See Bell Request Form Below
Lawrence Gowan, lead vocalist and keyboardist for Styx visits our Museum on May 12, 2017
70th Anniversary Cake made by Linda Trout
The 71st Anniversary Celebration of “It’s a Wonderful Life” — December 8, 9, & 10, 2017
Appearing Together for the First Time: Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu Bailey), Carol Coombs (Janie Bailey), Jimmy Hawkins (Tommy Bailey) & Jeanine Roose (Young Violet Bick). This is the first time in 20 years that four actors from the film have appeared together.
Three Days of Presentations by Cast Members and Others Associated with the Film; Two Special Dinners; Karolyn Grimes’ 15h Anniversary Celebration Breakfast; Premiere of “Jimmy Stewart on the Front of Life” — a One Man Play Starring Brian Rohan; Dance by the Light of the Moon; The Bells of the Real Bedford Falls; and much more.
We suggest that you arrive by Friday, December 8 and leave on Monday, December 11 in order to be able to attend all of the special events.