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April 2018: Three Stooges Film Fest @ The Newtown Theater

Fans of Larry, Curly and Moe are invited to a special screening of five Three Stooges shorts on the big screen! Michelle Squiccimara, registrar and outreach coordinator at The Stoogeum in Ambler, will host the event and introduce each short*:

  • Three Little Pigskins (1934)
  • Termites of 1938 (1938)
  • Gents Without Cents (1944)
  • Brideless Groom (1947)
  • Squareheads of the Roundtable (1948)

April 2018: Three Stooges Film Fest @ The Newtown Theater

Sunday June 3, 2018
The Newtown Theatre
(120 North State Street Newtown, PA, 18940)

Tickets are $10 (plus Eventbrite service fee) online and $15 at the door.

All proceeds benefit the non-profit Newtown Theatre, the oldest continuously operating movie house in the United States.

April 2018 – Lessons Learned

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February 2018: Last year, Gary spoke with Mark Burns, the host of BYURadio’s Special Collections, about the Stoogeum and the Stooges’ comedic legacy. His episode aired on February 17.

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December 2017 – Check out the Stoogeum’s holiday 2017 newsletter. October 2017 – The Stoogeum was featured in two events for Archives Month Philly. The museum’s registrar Michelle talked about the history of the collection and the Stooges for Nerd Nite Philly at Frankford Hall. Stoogeum archivist Erin presented “Mutts To You: The Three Stooges Animal Co-Stars” for the “Animals in the Archives” event at the Philadelphia Free Library. We had a great time connecting with other museums and archives! September 2017 – Gary was interviewed by WCHE 1520 AM morning show Morning MagazineYou can listen to the segment here! September 2017Stoogeum’s archivist Erin was interviewed about her favorite parts of the museum’s collection by Kelly Church at Pennsylvania Homes. September 2017 – Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Summer Saturday Open Houses! We hope that everyone also enjoyed the 2017 Pike Fest! Remember that the Stoogeum is still open every Thursday (except holidays) and weekday appointments are still available! June 2017 – Our pals at TNT Amusements included the Stoogeum’s pinball machine tuneup on their YouTube channel. June 2017 – Andy Gotlieb from the Jewish Exponent visited the Stoogeum. A repeat visitor to the museum, Mr. Gotlieb got a change to chat with Gary about the Stooges and how the Stoogeum got started. May 2017 6ABC featured the Stoogeumalong with 5 other area museums, for International Museum Day. The video on their site features Gary Lassin chatting about the collection. Thanks for including us! May 2017 – Thank you to all who joined Gary for an afternoon at the movies! Gary hosted The Three Stooges Film Fest at the Newtown Theatre in Newtown, PA. March 2017 – The Pennsylvania Tourism Board highlighted the Stoogeum as one of The Top 15 Weird and Wacky Pennsylvania Attractions. The Stoogeum’s Outreach Coordinator Michelle spoke with WITF (Harrisburg, PA) Smart Talk host Scott LaMar about the Stooges’ legacy and the museum’s collection. March 2017 – The Stoogeum is back in action after a recent round of improvements. Felicia Waynesboro wrote about it for Triple Cities Carousel from Binghampton, NY. February 2017 – The Stoogeum has landed on another list of esteemed museums. This time we’ve been granted distinction as one of the 9 Weirdest Museums in Pennsylvania. Thanks to Jim Chaney for Penn Live for including us!  
September 2016: Thank you to the Wissahickon Valley Public Library for joining us for a special presentation about the Stoogeum’s collection. It was wonderful to meet our neighbors!   September 2016: Thanks to everyone who joined us this summer at the Stoogeum! We hope you had a chance to also check out Pike Fest before and/or after the September 17 open house. June 2016: The Stoogeum got some gallery updates throughout the month of June. Check out this behind the scenes clip from our art gallery. June 2016: Michael Milne included the Stoogeum on his Philadelphia Inquirer list of places your Dad might enjoy visiting in the Philadelphia area. The Stoogeum is great for everyone! May 2016: Mitchell Smyth visited the Stoogeum and shared his experiences with the Toronto Sun. Check it out! April 2016: Thank you to everyone who joined us for our special open houses on March 25 and April 1! March 2016: Hey, neighbor! Thanks for the Stoogeum shout outs, Lower Gwynedd Business Association! March 2016: Guess who! The Stoogeum was the answer to Where and When’s “Whensday Puzzler.”
December 2015: The Stoogeum announced special holiday open houses and gift shop specials. September 2015: The Stoogeum was mentioned in Leonard Maltin’s blog post for Indie Wire. August 2015: Gary Lassin hosted the annual Three Stooges screening at the Ambler Theater on August 12, 2015. July 2015: Marshall Berdan wrote about his return visit to the Stoogeum for The Dallas Morning News. June 2015 – Scott Rinier of Blue Bell’s Gentle Clean Carpet Care wrote about cleaning the Howard family oriental rug a few weeks ago on his company’s blog! May 2015: The Special Summer Saturday schedule was announced. The museum would be open on Saturday June 20, July 18, and August 15 from 10am to 3pm. April 2015: The Stoogeum held a bonus open house on Friday April 2, 2015. March 2015: The Stoogeum participated in the Pennsylvania Bus Association Annual Meeting with the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board. February 2015: The Stoogeum debuted a new website! Fan Club member Cruz Mejias of wcrewdesign designed the layout and provided support to the Stoogeum’s staff.
11.11.14: The Stoogeum was featured on a list of “Wonderfully Weird Museums in Philadelphia” on Yahoo! Travel along with the Mütter Museum and Pizza Brain! 7.22.14: Molly Golubcow explores the Stooges’ connection to New Jersey in this piece for Jerseyman Magazine. 6.25.14: The Stoogeum is included as one of the highlights of Ambler, PA for a new Visit Philly Campaign, featured in this photo gallery from the Ambler Gazette. 1.22.14: Ann Witmer spotlighted the Stoogeum in her column “Not Far by Car” for The Patriot News.
9.16.13: Travel Addicts featured The Stoogeum in an article about the Philadelphia area’s most unique museums 7.9.13: Highlights of the Valley Forge Region include The Stoogeum in Malerie Yolen-Cohen’s Huff Post Travel article Eccentrics R’ Us. 7.9.13: A take on the Stooges’ family lives on display at the Stoogeum was featured in Bucks County Courier Times. 6.11.13: Mike Morsh for the Ambler Gazette spotlights what’s new at the museum in his article “Stoogeum a mecca for all Knuckleheads.” 3.26.13: Cinedelphia at the Stoogeum! Stoogeum Open House – Saturday April 6 Open 10am to 3pm. Regular admission fees apply! Adults $10 Students with ID $8 Seniors $8 Kids (12 & Under) FREE Cash or check only! The Stoogeum is a part of the 2013 Cinedelphia Film Festival! Gary Lassin will host a special presentation “Larry Fine and the Stoogeum” at 11am in the Stoogeum’s theater. 2.6.13: JUST IN! The Stoogeum now offers postcards in the gift shop! Five different designs feature some of our best exhibits. Great for sending to family and friends or just as mementos of your visit! Postcards are $1 each or $4 for a set of five (tax not included). Come visit us and pick up a few!
12.3.12: Robert Gluck interviewed Gary Lassin about the Stooges and the Stoogeum for the Jewish Advocate. 11.28.12: Beginning in January 2013, the Stoogeum will be open every Thursday (except holidays) from 10AM-3PM. We will also be open by appointment. To inquire about visiting by appointment, email:

To better support the museum and its collections, there will be an admission charge in 2013 as follows: $10 Adults $8 Seniors (65+) $8 Students (13+ with ID) Free children 12 and under Cash or check only!

2.13.11: The Stoogeum is the subject of an article at the Cinedelphia website. 2.14.11: Stoogeum Curator Gary Lassin will be interviewed on West Chester, PA radio station, WCHE-AM 1520 on Friday, February 18, 2011.
11.30.10: A feature article about the Stoogeum appears in the Nov. 17 edition of the My Community Trend newspapers.\ 9.30.10: A feature article about the Stoogeum appears in the September issue of D-Town Magazine. 8.31.10: The Stoogeum’s Three Stooges Pinball Machine has been featured in the July issue of Pingame Journal. 8.1.10: Stoogeum curator Gary Lassin will host a Three Stooges Film Festival at the Ambler Theateron Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 7PM. 4.19.10: A feature article about the Stoogeum appears in the April 2010 edition of Backroads magazine. 3.4.10: A feature article about the Stoogeum appears in the Winter 2010 edition of Where & When: The Pennsylvania Travel Guide.
8.28.09: The N.Y Times reviews the Stoogeum The Stoogeum gets rave reviews from none other than the New York Times! 8.18.09: Stoogeum curator Gary Lassin will do a radio interview on West Chester, PA radio station WCHE-AM 1520 on Friday, August 21, 2009 at 2PM. 6.16.09: The local CBS-TV station, Channel 3, broadcast portions of its morning show live from the Stoogeum today. Reporter Lesley Van Arsdall was on hand to do several live remotes as well as a few pre-recorded segments highlighting portions of the Stoogeum’s collection. 5.4.09: Two more supporting actors who worked with the Stooges have appeared at the Stoogeum recently. Samson Burke and Quinn Redeker, co-stars of The Three Stooges Meet Hercules were recent visitors as part of the annual meeting of the Three Stooges Fan Club. The event also featured first-time visits to the Stoogeum for Curly’s grandsons, Brad & Darren Server and Curly’s great-granddaughter, Lizzie Server. 3.14.09: New Visitation Policy for 2009, The Stoogeum will feature monthly “open house” dates and will no longer take appointments for group visits. “Open House” dates for the remainder of 2009 are: Saturday, August 8 Saturday, September 12 Saturday, October 3 Saturday, November 28 Saturday, December 26. Dates for 2010 will be announced in October


12.20.08: Feature articles about the Stoogeum have recently appeared in the Sept/Oct issue of Road King magazine and the Fall edition of Pennsylvania Heritage magazine. 9.25.08: Just a reminder that there will be an “open house” at the Stoogeum on Sat. Oct.4 from 10am-5pm. You can stop by any time during those hours without an appointment. 9.11.08: The Stoogeum is featured in an article by The Pottstown Mercury. 8.30.08: The Stoogeum Named Best of Philly Philadelphia Magazine’s annual “Best of Philly” edition for 2008 has named The Stoogeum a winner in its “Off The Beaten Path” category. 7.17.08: Stoogeum curator Gary Lassin will host a Three Stooges Filmfest at the Ambler Theater in Ambler, PA on Wednesday, August 13 at 7:30 PM. 6.23.08: The Stoogeum is Voted Best Museum in Montgomery County Readers of the Philadelphia Inquirer have voted the Stoogeum as the “Best Museum in Montgomery County” in the newspaper’s annual “Reader’s Choice” awards. The Stoogeum will receive a plaque and banner to commemorate the selection by the readers. 6.1.08: Stoogeum curator Gary Lassin will be a guest on the Mike O’Meara Show, which airs on the Westwood One radio network. Gary’s segment should air at around 4:10 PM on Wednesday, June 4, 2008. The following “open house” dates have been set for 2008. 4.18.08: The Stoogeum will be open to visitors with no appointment necessary on the following dates: Saturday, June 21 Saturday, August 16 Saturday, October 4 4.15.08: Stoogeum curator Gary Lassin will appear live on Atlantic City, NJ radio station WOND-AM 1400 on Friday, April 18 at 6:35PM. 3.1.08: The Washington Post recently stopped by the Stoogeum for a visit. 2.2.08: The Stoogeum has finished undergoing some renovations and the installation of a few new displays and is now re-opened. Email curator Gary Lassin to schedule an appointment for a visit.


11.21.07: Please Note: The Stoogeum will be closed from December 1, 2007 thru January 31, 2008 for renovations and the installation of some new exhibits. 10.22.07: PBS Visits the Stoogeum – Watch the YouTube Video 10.13.07: The Stoogeum will be featured on a TV magazine show called “Tempo” which will air on Allentown’s PBS affiliate, WLVT channel 39. This station is available on most Comcast cable systems in the Philadelphia area. The show will air on Tuesday night, October 16 at 7:30 PM and will be re-broadcast again on Friday night, October 19 at 7:30 PM. 10.9.07: Stoogeum To Be Closed For Renovations The Stoogeum will be closed from mid-November thru mid-January so that several new displays and exhibitscan be installed….no appointments will be scheduled during this time period. 9.20.07: Open House Reminder The Stoogeum will be hosting an open house on Saturday, October 6 from 10AM until 4PM. Stooges merchandise vendors will have memorabilia for sale and there will special presentations in the Stoogeum Theater including:

  • Newly discovered behind-the-scenes color footage of the Stooges taken in the 1940s
  • Larry Fine’s niece Phyllis Goldbloom’s slide show with family pictures of her Uncle Larry

9.14.07: Gary Lassin will be a doing a live, 1-hour internet interview on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 11PM until midnight. 9.4.07: Stoogeum curator Gary Lassin will be interviewed on Tampa, FL radio station WFLA-AM 970 on Thursday, September 6 at 8:40 AM. 8.31.07: The Stoogeum is featured in an article by USA Today. 8.30.07: There will be an “open house” at the Stoogeum on Saturday, October 6 from 10AM until 4PM… anyone can stop by for a visit without an appointment during those hours. 8.25.07: Gary Lassin will appear live on Retirement Living Television’s “Daily Cafe” show on Tuesday, Aug. 28. to promote the Stooges, fan club and Stoogeum. The show airs from 2-4PM Eastern time. 8.10.07: The Stoogeum’s curator, Gary Lassin, will be doing the following radio interviews during the month of August: Fri. August 17… WPEN-AM 950 (Philadelphia, PA) from 10PM-midnight Mon. August 20…WEEU-AM 830 (Reading, PA) from 11AM-noon 8.1.07: The Stoogeum will be holding an “open house” on Saturday, August 11 from 10AM until 4PM. Anyone can stop by for a visit without an appointment during those hours. Future “open house” dates will be announced on this page as they are scheduled. 6.10.07: The Stoogeum is featured in an article by The Houston Chronicle.


The Stoogeum is featured in an article by Philadelphia City Paper.

Check out some of these Stooge-centric sites.

The Official Three Stooges website is the most fact-filled, comprehensive Three Stooges site on the internet

Shemp Company is the “official” Shemp site run by his granddaughters Jill & Sandie

El Chifladoseo is a museum dedicated to the Stooges in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bob Bernet’s My Pal Moe site details his corresponding and meeting with Moe Howard in 1973.

Stooges supporting actor Emil Sitka’s site, The Fourth Stooge, is maintained by his son, Saxon Sitka.

A great site dedicated to the career of Stooges supporting actress Sylvia Lewis (Bedlam in Paradise)

The official site for Stooges’ supporting actress Nita Bieber (Rhythm and Weep)

Greg Hilbrich’s The Columbia Shorts Department site catalogs not only the Stooges’ films but other two reeler comedies from Columbia.