The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy celebrates its 5th anniversary early by featuring an exhibit of items donated to help start the Museum prior to 2013. Isaac “Ike” Murphy, born and raised in Vincennes, felt a connection to Red Skelton after finding out he was from his hometown. Murphy served in the army and was wounded in Korea 1951. He worked at the Dandy Bread Company and later at his father’s cast iron foundry. Murphy became a Red Skelton fan after seeing him in the 1963 downtown parade. He started collecting paintings, movie photos, and other items. He donated some of his collection in 2007. The Museum would like to thank him for his support by featuring his gifts to the Museum in the inaugural Gift of Giving exhibit. Mr. Murphy is one of many Museum supporters who have donated items to the collection. Other donors will be featured in the future.
May 8-August 12 2018 – Red Skelton Key Destinations (Members Preview May 7th 4:30-6:00)
Key Destinations where Red Skelton got major career breaks, vacations spots and Keys to the City.