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Jimmy Stewart Museum follows classic holiday movie script

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 22, 2013 3:28 AM
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(Pittsburgh) -- The Jimmy Stewart Museum in western Pennsylvania is rebounding, after flirting with disaster.

The museum was considering closing in 2010 due to a funding shortfall. But like the 1947 classic ``It's a Wonderful Life,'' some good Samaritans stepped in to help the small museum, which is located in Stewart's hometown of Indiana, Pa.

Museum director Tim Harley says that in 2012 Ken and Carol Schultz began donating $25,000 per year to help keep the museum open.

The museum showcases artifacts from Stewart's family, including his childhood bed, movie memorabilia, costumes, scripts and the front door from his Beverly Hills home.

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