All Things Oz Museum
219 Genesee St., Chittenango, NY 13037 - United States
The International L. Frank Baum & All Things Oz Historical Foundation operates the All Things Oz Museum. It is located in Chittenango, NY- the birthplace of author L. Frank Baum.
Baum’s best known work, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is the American fairy tale. This museum showcases items from all around the “Oz universe” from the original books, to ‘Wicked’...from Broadway’s ‘The Wiz’ to 2017s movie ‘OzLand’ and teh brand new musical 'Chasing Rainbows'.
Come see original props from stage and screen, artifacts and collectibles, and some unique items that only exist here!
This museum celebrates Baum, his life, and his most famous work, as well as other works in the OZ universe. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a 100% volunteer organization.
The All Things Oz Museum has permanent exhibits featuring writings, books, and family photos of Baum’s, collectibles and memorabilia from the 1939 MGM film, as well as 1985′s “Return to Oz”, Broadway shows “The Wiz”, “Wicked”, and “Chasing Rainbows”, movies like “Oz The Great and Powerful”, and “After The Wizard”, books like “Ages of Oz: A Dark Decent”, and many others.
The first Saturday in June, (and the Friday and Sunday around it), we hold our annual Oz-Stravaganza! festival. The event is three days with special guests, crafters and vendors, current OZ authors, and a stage ‘talk show’ each evening hosted by Emmy Award winner and Oz historian/author John Fricke.
Prior year guests have included Jerry Maren, Margaret Pelligrini, Clarence Swenson (munchkin actors from the 1939 film), Caren Marsh-Doll (Judy Garland’s Stand in), Al Jakel (James Franco’s stand in), Broadway legends André De Shields (“The Wiz” - title role), Ken Page (“The Wiz” - lion), Tiffany Haas & Michael McCorry Rose (“Wicked”), Gregory Maguire (Author- “Wicked: The Life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West”), Ruby Rakos ("Chasing Rainbows"), and many more from throughout the OZ universe.
The museum also features rotating exhibits like a collection of munchkin appearance costumes, Wicked Costumes, Original Broadway props, and much more OZ!
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