Andy Griffith, famous for his role on That Show Your Grandparents Watched, is FINALLY getting his own museum in Mount Airy, North Carolina. And it’s about time, because this thing has been held back for YEARS. Take it away, local newspaper:
After years of intensive planning, the reality of the Andy Griffith Museum opening is right around the corner. Set to open during Mayberry Days this year, the ribbon cutting will be held Saturday at 10:45 p.m.
Saturday? But I want it now!
The museum will contain the largest collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia, mostly donated by Mount Airy native and friend of Griffith’s Emmett Forrest.
Second largest collection? Winston Hessfield’s garage in Martindale, Arkansas. You go past the Waffle House and take a right on the first dirt road — it’s about 500 yards into the treeline, you’ll hear the coonhounds baying when you get close.
[Tanya Jones, executive director of the Surry Arts Council, said] “The expertise with the folks at [the design company], combined with their communication with Jim Clark (head of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club), has given us a plan for the museum, as far as a way to hang things — a logic to basic it on.”
Andy Griffith Show. Rerun Watchers. Club.
Listen, I understand things aren’t always exciting in Smalltown USA, and it’s mean-spirited of me to belittle people with an honest passion for, uh, “The Andy Griffith Show.” But dude. You can totally Netflix “The Wire.” Even in North Carolina.
I want more like this!
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