Sad news – the Bob McDorman Museum is closing.
Here is the posting from their Facebook page yesterday:
To All Our Friends,
We want to inform everyone, a decision has been made, to permanently close the Bob McDorman Automotive Museum.
We are thankful Bob was able to fulfill his dream of becoming a 50 year Chevrolet Dealer and build a museum. He truly enjoyed sharing his 62 year Corvette "love affair " with the public.
The Museum will be open 1:00-5:00pm December 21,22,23 and December 28,29, and the FINAL DAY December 30th.
Bob's Collection of vehicles, signs and memorabilia will be sold at the Dana Mecum INDY 2017 Auction,
May 16-20, 2017.
We sincerely thank you and appreciate your support and kind words while visiting the Museum.
Alice McDorman and Family
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It's the week before this major Holiday weekend! Chanukah begins Saturday at sundown. Christmas is this Sunday and Kwanzaa begins the 26th!
Have you finished your shopping?
If not, come on in and enjoy 20% off everything in the Museum Shop!
Our special holiday treat to you!
We hope to see you soon!
Excited for the new Star Wars movie? Come see these old favorites in An Ohio Childhood through the end of the year!
This Friday, the new Star Wars movie, Rogue One opens in theaters.
On display now through December 31st, is The Millenium Falcon and Star Wars action figures!
Star Wars action figures, Kenner Products, 1970s Courtesy of James A. Connally and Family.
Did you know that while in negotiations with 20th Century Fox, George Lucas proposed something almost unheard of at that time. He proposed a full-scale marketing blitz that included licensed merch like posters, clothing, lunch boxes, etc.Cincinnati-based company, Kenner, was the only company to agree and did not expect the venture to be very lucrative.
FUN FACT: Kenner is probably best known for its Easy-Bake Oven and Spirograph toys.
Star Wars hit the theaters in May of 1977 and was a surprising and overwhelming hit, and the merchandise flew off store shelves. The company did not expect such a response and was unable to meet the demand for the Christmas season. For the next 6 years as the original trilogy was released, Kenner continuously debuted numerous new figures, ships, and sets. Since the first film's release in 1977, it is estimated that children have spent nearly $17 billion on Star Wars merchandise.
Our displayed items are from a private collector. Do you have any Star Wars merchandise, old or new? Leave us a comment below.
An Evening of Traditions
December 17, 2016 at 5-7pm
This past Tuesday evening's event, An Evening of Traditions was postponed due to weather and has since been rescheduled to this Saturday, December 17th at 5pm-7pm.
Explore both Christmas and Chanukah traditions and snacks. The Reese-Peters House will be decorated for holidays with activities, holiday stories and music.
The Staff of the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio contribute to this blog.