Dale Varner model of Disneyland

Posted by on February 28, 2015 in Collection

On permanent display at the Walt Disney Hometown Museum is Dale Varner’s model of Disneyland. He worked on these models for over 40 years – while living in Oregon and working off of photographs. Dale passed away in 2009 with still unfinished pieces, which are also included in the exhibit. Below is an article from

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Walt’s Marceline : A Living History

Posted by on December 15, 2014 in News articles

by Chris Houston | Linn County Leaderfrom 15. 2014 10:31AM On their way back from tomorrow four months ago, two Canadian filmmakers decided to take a detour to yesterday. Peter Whitehead, Ted Parkes and Ted’s son Chris had driven from their home just outside Toronto, Canada to EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) near

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1955 RCA Victor console television

Posted by on December 13, 2014 in Collection

This 1955 RCA Victor console television was paid for by Walt Disney as a gift to the family in Portland, Oregon. Walt’s sister Ruth just couldn’t handle the travel from Missouri to Anaheim (or crowds) for the opening day festivities of Disneyland. So Walt paid for this beautiful television so the family could watch the

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Midget Autopia car

Posted by on December 13, 2014 in Collection

This is an actual Midget Autopia car from Disneyland. The entire attraction was removed from the park and donated by Walt & Roy O. Disney to the town of Marceline for use at the Walt Disney Park. The headlights were parking lights from a 1956 Pontiac. The hood ornaments came from a 1957 Chevy. These

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Opening early this year…

Posted by on March 15, 2012 in Museum News

We are opening early this year starting with the D23 Fan Club tour on March 14. The museum will stay open to the public from March 15 through October 31. The museum has been fully refurbished on the inside and we have many new exhibits this year. So please make plans to visit the museum

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2010 season, here we come!

Posted by on March 15, 2010 in Museum News

Museum volunteers have begun their ninth year a little early. The season normally begins on April 1, but a tour bus from Star Destinations near Iowa City, Iowa was granted a special tour on March 27. They were a delight and a wonderful start to our season. In February, volunteers Inez Johnson, Kaye Malins and

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Thank you to our generous donors

Posted by on November 12, 2009 in Museum News

In 2009 the Beanery Building (Lunch Room) was gutted, new walls and ceiling, electrical wiring plus heat and air conditioning were added. The building will be the home of additional railroad and coal mining exhibits. We have been gifted with pictures and artifacts that will tell and preserve Marceline’s story. Also in the past year

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All aboard!

Posted by on August 2, 2008 in Museum News

Walt Disney’s Hometown Museum is in full operation for the 2008 season. It is a joy to meet the tourists from all over the world and to share our town. We are closed on Monday, but special hours can be arranged for groups of 25 or more. Herff Jones Yearbooks has again gifted Marceline with

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2007 in review

Posted by on November 10, 2007 in Museum News

Through a grant submitted by Dr. Wesley J. Green and approved by Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia Kentucky Dr. Greene and 2 of his students Wes Hamilton and Joe Collins recently spent 3 days in Marceline developing news letters for the Walt Disney Hometown Museum and for the Annual Walt Disney Toonfest celebration. This is

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