June 6, 2019 / New children’s exhibit opening at Red Skelton Museum
of American Comedy
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy is
opening its first exhibit designed especially for children.
A ribbon cutting and reception for Red’s Patriotic Kids Zone will
take place on June 10 4-6 p.m. EDT at the museum located on the
Vincennes University campus.
The exhibit features seven interactive stations including, flag
folding, building American symbols with Legos, listening to patriotic
songs, and a scavenger hunt with pictures of flags around Vincennes.
Museum Director Anne Pratt hopes the exhibit will help continue to
attract more young families to the museum this summer.
“Every time a family does come in, they are so excited and had no
idea it would be so fun for their children,” Pratt said. “It’s getting
them in the door that’s sometimes the problem, so maybe this will get
them here, and while they’re here, they’ll experience the whole museum.”
The exhibit is open during regular museum hours at no additional
change and runs through mid-September.
The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy is located at 20 W. Red
RED SKELTON MUSEUM OF AMERICAN COMEDY
Vincennes native Red Skelton is 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. The Red Skelton Show was a top-rated
television program 1951-1971, earning Skelton three Emmy awards and
the 1986 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Governor’s Award for
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