November 26, 2018 / Skelton Museum offers 2 days of holiday family fun

VINCENNES, Ind. - A holiday concert featuring “Silver Bells and Diamonds” and an afternoon of family-friendly fun will help ring in the holidays season Dec. 15 and 16. The events are provided by the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy and will be held at Vincennes University’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, 20 Red Skelton Blvd.

Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. (EST) concert will highlight the timeless sounds of The Diamonds vocal quartet. In 1957 the group released an instant hit called “Little Darlin’” which continues to sell worldwide and has been dubbed by many as “the National Anthem of Rock and Roll.” The Diamonds perform in a variety of venues and settings worldwide and note that they have been pleased to find a growing audience among all age groups who love songs they can understand, remember, and actually sing along with.

Tickets for the “Silver Bells and Diamonds” concert are $40 for reserved seating and $35 for general admission. Tickets for an exclusive pre-show reception in the Museum cost $10 and will include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets can be purchased online at or call 812-888-4184.

On Sunday, children of all ages can enjoy free Family Day Activities from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Red Skelton Museum. Several Christmas-themed episodes of The Red Skelton Show will be shown and there will be games, refreshments, and a visit with Santa. Participants will also enjoy free admission to the Museum which will be offering 15 percent off museum store merchandise.


The Red Skelton Museum Foundation is dedicated to both preserving and sharing the legacy of Vincennes native Red Skelton, an internationally recognized entertainer whose talents included comedy, pantomime, painting, composing, and writing.  Rising to the heights of popularity in television, radio, and motion pictures, Skelton earned the admiration of millions of fans, including the Indiana Legislature that backed the construction of the $17 million Red Skelton Performing Arts Center at Vincennes University.  Adjoining the Center is the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy, a fully interactive museum that explores American comedy in the context of Red’s life and comedic genius, showcasing it in a variety of formats.  Donations may be sent to the Red Skelton Museum Foundation, 20 Red Skelton Blvd. Vincennes, IN 47591.


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