Tell us what the film means to you


The It’s A Wonderful Life Museum wants to hear from you!

The Seneca Falls It’s A Wonderful Life Museum & Archives wants to know: What would your life be like if you had never seen It’s A Wonderful Life? The Museum, located in this town believed by many to have been the inspiration for the setting of the 1946 Frank Capra film classic, asks this question as an ongoing project to expand its archival collection, and to further demonstrate the significant impact It’s A Wonderful Life has had on so many lives around the world. People who would like to respond to the question may offer their answers short and to the point or may choose to respond at length. Written or emailed submissions are welcome.

The Museum hopes to receive responses from all walks of life, especially those that Capra often referred to as “the salt of the earth,” everyday people, the people for whom he made his films. But it is also hoped that those involved in the entertainment industry, such as film and television, will also choose to express the impact that seeing the movie had on them, perhaps influencing their decisions to join the industry.

“We regularly hear from visitors how this movie touches them, and how its message of the importance of each individual life stays with them long after they watch it each year,” said Museum Board Member, Francis Caraccilo. “It occurred to us that these sentiments, these stories of how It’s A Wonderful Life continues to influence and be relevant to people today, should be collected for posterity; the film just means so much to people.” The question, “What would your life be like if you had never seen It’s A Wonderful Life?” is a twist on the movie’s key question, “What would the world be like if you had never been born?”

Get writing, get creative, reminisce with your family! We’d love nothing more than to hear your personal and family stories about how It’s A Wonderful Life has impacted your life. Maybe even include a photo or two if you feel so inclined. Whatever you want to tell us, we want to hear it.

Please go to our contact page to email us what the film means to you.

Or snail mail us at:

The It’s A Wonderful Life Museum
P.O. Box 642
Seneca Falls, NY, 13148

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