White Christmas: The Exhibition opens at Upcountry History Museum on Nov. 14
If watching White Christmas starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney is an annual holiday tradition at your house, you don’t want to miss White Christmas: The Exhibition opening Nov. 14 at Greenville’s Upcountry History Museum.
Greenville is the first stop for the 2,000-square-foot traveling exhibition dedicated to the classic 1954 film with Crosby, Clooney, Vera-Ellen and Danny Kaye. The exhibition will be in Greenville through Jan. 20, 2021.
Comprised of memorabilia from the permanent collection at the Rosemary Clooney House Museum in Augusta, Kentucky – and the largest known White Christmas movie collection in the world – visitors can see original costumes worn by the movie’s stars, as well as authentic props used in the film.
Some of the more unforgettable items include the famous blue dresses worn by Clooney and Vera-Ellen when they sang Sisters and other costumes designed by Oscar award-winning designer Edith Head. Also on display will be military uniforms worn by the stars during filming, as well as the very recognizable sleigh that is seen gliding across the snow carrying cheery revelers as the movie ends.
Exhibition visitors will experience first-hand the musical genius of Irving Berlin and the making of this beloved holiday film about two WWII veterans who team up with a singing sister duo to save a faltering Vermont lodge owned by the veterans’ former commanding officer.
Few films generate more nostalgia than White Christmas with its legendary actors and iconic music, especially the Crosby hit of the same name. This classic holiday musical has created a life of its own for people of all ages and from all walks of life as it highlights the connections between U.S. military veterans, friendships forged in an effort to help others, and the romantic undercurrent between characters.
In addition to the opening of White Christmas: The Exhibition, Upcountry History Museum is partnering with Operation Waverly, a program initiated as a way for communities displaying the exhibition to support local veterans’ organizations. The Museum and Fellow Countrymen, a local organization providing outreach, emergency shelter, transitional housing and rehabilitation for homeless veterans in the Upstate of South Carolina, will collect items to help area homeless veterans during the exhibition.
Want to visit?
What: White Christmas: The Exhibition
Where: Upcountry History Museum, 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville SC 29601
When: Nov. 14, 2020 – Jan. 20, 2021, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please note, Upcountry History Museum adheres to a mandatory mask requirement for visitors ages 10 years and older. For more information, call 864-467-3100 or visit upcountryhistory.org.