Museum News

The loss of Walt’s Dreaming Tree

Posted by Walt Disney Museum on May 28, 2015 in Museum News

It’s with a heavy heart that the Walt Disney Hometown Museum sadly announces the loss of Walt’s beloved Dreaming Tree. After a lengthy battle against disease and repeated lightening strikes, the mighty cottonwood that gave spark to Walt’s vivid childhood imagination finally gave way to a particularly strong wind storm that blew through Marceline last

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"All Aboard Mickey"

Posted by Walt Disney Museum on April 3, 2015 in Collection

This Mickey was designed by Ollie Johnston, one of Walt Disney’s animation artists known as the ‘nine old men’. This was designed to celebrate Mickey’s 75th Birthday in 2003 and it toured the USA for a year before being auctioned for charity. You can get yours from Amazon here

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The Marceline I Knew by Walt Disney

Posted by Walt Disney Museum on March 2, 2015 in News articles

Source: Reprinted from the Marceline News September 2, 1938 I was extremely glad to receive your letter asking me to write some impressions of Marceline as I remember it from my childhood days. To tell the truth more things of importance happened to me in Marceline than have happened since—or are likely to in the

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Dale Varner model of Disneyland

Posted by dave@tavres.com 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 dave@tavres.com on December 15, 2014 in News articles

by Chris Houston | Linn County Leaderfrom http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20141215/NEWS/141219411/10082/NEWSDecember 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 dave@tavres.com 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 dave@tavres.com 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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