Tuesday, July 26, 2016
We're Off To See The Wonderful All Things Oz Museum (@ATO_museum)
For those who do not know me personally, I am a full time caregiver for my mother who has Alzheimer's disease. When we don't have anything planned, we often listen to music and watch comedies and fun musicals because I believe it's important to keep the mood light and happy (and mom enjoys them so much). One of the musicals she loves is The Wizard Of Oz, which is one I remember watching as a family when we were kids. Now maybe it's because she is a Chittenango HS graduate and the heavy influence on the area by the movie or just that the movie and music are enjoyable but whatever the reason, it means a lot when we watch it together. And located at 219 Genesee Street in Chittenango, NY is a museum that embraces this cultural icon called All Things Oz Museum.
Brought to you by the great folks at The International L. Frank Baum & All Things Oz Historical Foundation, this is a great place for people who love and grew up on the movie. For only $5 a piece or free to children 10 and under, you can see some very items about the movie, it's history, the author of the book as well as items from the Judy Garland estate. You can also get a very affordable annual membership (information for that is on their website which you can find here) that helps support this great museum and their efforts to help others relive the passion many of us feel by watching this great film or reminiscing about our childhood watching it with the family. If you are considering the membership offer, keep it mind it also comes with unlimited visits during regular hours, 10% off all items in the gift shop (pictured below) as well as special invites to member only functions.
Keep in mind that the museum is only open to the general public Wednesday 11 AM-3 PM and Saturdays 10 AM-3 PM during the summer. However, they are willing to open for appointments (to schedule one, you can call them at 315-333-2286 (Baum...as in the author of the book L. Frank Baum).
If you're interested in learning more about them, you can also find them on Twitter, Facebook and their website. The Oz-Stravaganza may only take place once a year but you can always get your Wizard of Oz fix by visiting the museum to hold you over until the next one in 2017. So if you live in the area and have never checked it out, overdue for another visit or maybe you live out of the area but would love to plan a trip to CNY, check this out as you journey through Chittenango, NY. Just click your heels and tell yourself, "There's no place like the All Things Oz Museum" and you'll see why this is a fun and affordable museum worthy of support and checking out.
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