Was not expecting this excellent tribute to the masters of slap stick comedy. I have watched the stooges since I was a little guy watching their two reelers at the YMCA on Saturday afternoons. This is a museum is totally dedicated to stooges memorabilia and souvenirs.
Gary Lassin opened it in 2004 out of his personal collection. Containing close to 100,000 pieces of Stoogeabilia, the Stoogeum (rhymes with museum) offers fans a chance to view a vast array of artifacts which celebrate the legacy of this legendary comedy team. You’ll see Curly figurines, old movie posters, magazine covers, a 1980s video game, Three Stooges toilet paper, marionettes, stamp sets, board games, various comic books, a ceramic cat made by Moe, and even Larry’s driver’s license. There is also a 85-seat screening room showing screening short films from 1934 to 1951.
The museum boasts an entire gallery devoted to artists’ depictions of the Stooges. Pieces by professional and amateur artists alike include charcoal drawings, watercolors, folk art, pen & ink sketches, animation cels and more.
Hundreds of incredibly rare one-sheet posters and lobby cards dating back to the Stooges’ earliest films can be found on display.
MOVIE PROPS & COSTUMES
See the flying submarine tank from The Three Stooges in Orbit, the Quinto puppet and the costumes worn by the Stooges in Snow White and The Three Stooges, as well as the jackets worn on stage by the Stooges during their live shows from the 1960s.
The Stoogeum has the Fan Club. Club was formed in 1974 with permission of original Stooges Moe Howard and Larry Fine, making it one of the longest running fan clubs in the country. The Stoogeum is open every Thursday (except holidays) from 10am to 3pm.