Museum exhibit: 'Red Skelton for President: Make America Funny Again'

"Red Skelton for President: Make America Funny Again," is the title of a temporary exhibit that illustrates famous comedian Red Skelton's relationship with many U.S. Presidents, including performing at seven birthday parties for Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The exhibit includes photos, personal correspondence, and a television interview with Skelton, all focused on ties with presidents of both parties.

The exhibit continues through March 31 at the Skelton Museum, and includes a special President's Day reception on Feb. 20, from 5 - 7 p.m. EST.

Skelton performed for eight U.S. presidents, three Roman Catholic Popes, and his career spanned stage, movies, radio, and television.

Skelton was born in Vincennes on July 18, 1913.

Hours for the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 12 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

The museum is located at 20 Red Skelton Blvd., adjacent to Vincennes University's Red Skelton Performing Arts Center.

From left, Anne Pratt, director of the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy, shows a new exhibit to Patty Niehaus and Chris Ernst.


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