Oz in the News 11.4.21

On Eve Of Judy Garland’s 100th Birthday, Grand Rapids Museum Showcases Star’s Memorabilia A northern Minnesota town is the childhood home of a movie star legend. Judy Garland would have turned 100 years old next year. In this week’s Finding Minnesota, John Lauritsen followed the Yellow Brick Road to the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids. The Grand Rapids house Garland lived in still has the original hardwood floors and staircase, and the basement below holds a treasure trove of Garland artifacts. Much of what you find downstairs are donations that curator Kelsch does his best to keep up with. That includes 200 of Garland’s personal audio tapes, many of which have never been listened to. “We have 10, 20 years of work to do here with this collection,” said Kelsch, adding it doesn’t feel like work. “That’s the fun part.”

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