“The Movie Stars Next Door:
Fred MacMurray, June Haver and the MacMurray Ranch”
Healdsburg was Fred MacMurray and June Haver’s second home at Twin Valley Ranch. While they were better known to the general public as famous actors, to some local residents they really were the movie stars next door.
A unique selection of never before seen photos, artifacts and memorabilia from Kate MacMurray and the Fred and June MacMurray Foundation has been assembled. It is a private collection that highlights both their professional and private lives.
The exhibit includes rare photos, posters and scripts from the screen careers of both Fred and June. Some of Fred’s hobbies, including artwork and hunting/fishing gear are highlighted. Mementos and artifacts will also provide a glimpse of their life on Twin Valley Ranch where they raised prize-winning cattle.
This exhibit is also supplemented with an audio tour narrated by Kate MacMurray. A gifted storyteller, Kate shares anecdotes and background information about her parents that greatly enhance the exhibit experience.
Sponsored by the Fred and June MacMurray Foundation, this exhibit would not be possible without the personal involvement of Kate, Fred and June’s daughter and longtime Healdsburg Museum supporter. Kate declared, “This collection, on exhibit through the generosity of the Healdsburg Museum, would have meant so much to my parents who considered Healdsburg their home.”
Last year Healdsburg Museum Curator Holly Hoods asked Kate if she would consider collaborating with the Museum on an exhibit about her parents and the ranch. “Boy, would I!” exclaimed Kate, “So thank you, Holly Hoods, for providing this lovely opportunity. This is the first time Mom and Dad have been honored both personally and professionally in an exhibit of this nature.”
People who have their own MacMurray Ranch memories, mementos and Fred and June stories are invited to share them for potential inclusion in the exhibit. Please contact Holly Hoods at 707-431-3325 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a possible contribution.
Plan your next visit to the Museum during our regular hours Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This special exhibit will be on display through Sunday, July 21st.
Admission is always free; donations are welcome.