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 Skelton Blvd.




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 lifetime achievement.



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