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
Click on photo for flyer; See link below to buy tickets
Click photo for flyer; See link below to buy tickets
(Left to right) Jimmy Hawkins (Tommy Bailey), Carol Coombs (Janie Bailey), actor Brian Rohan and Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu Bailey) at the Dance by the Light of the Moon in 2016. Click on poster at left for this year's Dance flyer. See Festival Schedule of Appearances for additional information.
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Carol Coombs (Janie Bailey) and Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu Bailey). Click photo for message from Karolyn Grimes
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.
Just announced! We can now announce that the program for the Friday night dinner will include showing the recently discovered 8 mm home movie footage of the “It’s a Wonderful Life” wrap party/picnic that is being brought to Seneca Falls by Jimmy Hawkins from his fellow members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. A rare opportunity not to be missed!