The John Wayne Birthplace & Museum lost a dear friend on June 5th, 2021. Carolyn Farr was for many years the voice and the face of the Birthplace. She was a friend to all of us, and anybody who visited the Museum most likely met Carolyn. She touched so many, and we will miss her so much. God bless you, Carolyn…and tell Duke hi.
We are proud to announce we have received a Hall of Fame award from TripAdvisor®. Only businesses that have received Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor for five consecutive years qualify for the Hall of Fame award. To receive each annual Certificate of Excellence, a business must earn consistently great user reviews. The John Wayne Birthplace & Museum has received Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor each year since 2014.
We are pleased our visitors have enjoyed our Birthplace & Museum enough to rate us so highly. We will continue to strive for excellence and to bring the delightful experience all our visitors to the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum deserve.
Joseph Malham, a Chicago based author and artist will speak at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum on Saturday, October 10 at noon. Malham is the author of John Ford: Poet in the Desert, an award winning biography of the legendary director whose life and Oscar-winning career is inextricably linked with John Wayne from 1927 to Ford’s death in 1973. Malham’s talk will focus on the mythic elements of Wayne’s westerns (especially his legendary collaborations with Ford) and how they helped to shape and inform American Mythology in the 20th Century. Copies of Malham’s book will be available for sale in the gift shop and he will be happy to sign all copies.