Annual Open House at Crosby Museum Dec. 2

 

The Annual Bing Crosby House Museum Open House is Saturday, Dec. 2 The fourth annual Holiday Open House at the Bing Crosby House Museum is being held 1-4 p.m. Satur-day, Dec. 2, 2017, hosted by the Bing Crosby Advocates.

The museum at 508 E. Sharp Avenue on the campus of Gonzaga University will be decorated for the holidays, and hot cider and cookies will be served by the Bing Crosby Advocates, a nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining the legacy of Bing Crosby. Admission is free to the public, with designated free parking directly behind the house.

Built in 1911, this is where the internationally famous star of film song, radio and more grew up and where he lived until leaving for Hollywood in 1925 — and it’s the very place where the singer of White Christmas spent 18 youthful Christmases.

More than 200 items are on display in the museu showing Bing Crosby’s life and career. Visitors can see his gold and platinum records, the Oscar he won for the film Going My Way, pipes, trophies, photographs from his career and personal life and other items.

For information contact Stephanie Plowman at (509) 313-3847 or plowman@gonzaga.edu. And it’s quite likely that holiday singing could break out!

The Crosby home was built in 1911 by Bing Crosby’s father and uncles. Bing would go out the back door to attend Gonzaga High School in the administration building of Gonzaga Univer- sity and then continue on at the univesity studying law until leaving for a career in Hollywood … and indeed, around the world.

 

Contact: Stefanie Pettit (509) 993-1732 upwindsailor@comcast.net

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