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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!

Our regular hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. 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.

“Frank Capra’s Preview Dinner” — Friday, December 7, 2018 followed by a special screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

Location: New York Chiropractic College. Check back in May for more information on how to purchase tickets.

“We’ll Raise a Cup of Kindness . . . For Auld Lang Syne” — Christmas Buffet Dinner, Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Location: Seneca Falls Country Club. Check back in May for information on how to purchase tickets.

Karolyn “Zuzu” Grimes’ 16th Anniversary Celebration Breakfast — Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.

Location: The Gould Hotel. Check back in May for information on purchasing tickets.

“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