A historic landmark, the Museum was founded in 1975. Exhibits showcase authentic artifacts of hometown film star James Dean, Garfield cartoon creator Jim Davis, community history, and much more. The gift shop includes James Dean items, Garfield items, and Fairmount items. The Museum sponsors the annual James Dean Festival and James Dean Run Car Show during the last full weekend in September. Guided tours up to 50. Museum requests advance notice for large groups. Handicap accessible. Open May-November on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11am-5pm. Open by appointment with advance notice.
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The Gas City museum displays a wide range of artifacts from Gas City’s past. The displays include artifacts from Gas City Hall, the Avalon Hotel, the Arcade Theater, the natural Gas Boom, glass factories, railroad, and local artists. Find out how Gas City played a role in the development of East Central Indiana. From business and industry, to schools, to home and lifestyle, to our city and it’s history, we invite you to visit and discover our heritage. Displays are continually changing. Open Saturdays & Sundays 1pm-4pm April through November.
The James Dean Gallery features a collection of Dean portraits and rare memorabilia, including hometown artifacts, collectibles, magazines and more. Visitors from around the globe visit the Gallery to pay homage to 50’s film icon James Dean. Don’t forget to stop in and browse at the Rebel Rebel gift shop for one of a kind Dean gifts and nifty 50’s items!
The fascinating history of Jonesboro is on display Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm-4:00pm.