All about loving Lucy at the Allison-Antrim Museum

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Who doesn’t remember these episodes — Vitameatavegamin, the candy conveyor, the grape stomping, the endless loaf of bread shooting from the oven, and the mime scene with Harpo Marx. The above postcards were published from still shots from the I Love Lucy show and are part of Danielle Henry’s collection. The “I Love Lucy” exhibit at Allison-Antrim Museum will be open from Oct. 7 to 26. The museum is open Monday through Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and by appointment at all other times. For more information, visit the website at www.greencastlemuseum.org, Twitter @greencastlemuzm or call the museum at 717-597-9010. There is no charge for admission, but donations are accepted.

“I Love Lucy”, a special exhibit, will open Oct. 7 and close Oct. 26 at Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle.

Lucille Ball was born 100 years ago on Aug. 11, 1911 in Jamestown, N.Y. She died April 26, 1989 of complications from heart surgery. In black and white, 60 years ago in October 1951, the original I Love Lucy show began on TV and ran until 1957.  All totaled, there were five different Lucy shows throughout her career; the last show, Life with Lucy ran in 1986. But it is the original 1950s show that has become a classic for every generation over the past six decades. Known for her flaming red hair and slapstick, situation comedy, Lucy became one of a handful of people who were instantly recognized by just their first name.  

The exhibited items include original pieces used by Lucille Ball, memorabilia in the form of photographs and postcards, and all sorts of promotional pieces from a lunch box and a U.S. stamp to a desk blotter that have all been made and sold for thousands of Lucy fans. The exhibit is compiled from the collections of Danielle Henry, Nikki Metzler and an anonymous friend of the museum.

Allison-Antrim Museum is open Monday through Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and at all other times, by appointment.

For information, visit the website at www.greencastlemuseum.org, on Twitter @greencastlemuzm, or call the museum at 717-597-9010.

There is no charge for admission, but donations are accepted.