Hey Falter Fans,
The John Philip Falter Museum greeted just under 50 guests in its first week of the Nebraska Passport Program. We are really excited as many of our visitors had not previously been to Falls City nor were familiar with John’s works. All were very impressed with both. We look forward to the coming months and being the avenue for showcasing for John, his works and his hometown.
We are also using the Passport Program as an opportunity to create exposure for other unique experiences that can be found on Stone Street in downtown Falls City. Below is a brochure that guests receive when they come to the museum. We hope, that when you visit, you will make time to check out the various stores located very close to the museum.
April showers didn't interfere with our first Stone Street Art Walk!
From 5 PM-8 PM on Friday the 29th, loyal art fans, many of whom were from Stella, visited Christina's Art Gallery, the Stalder Gallery and the Falter Museum to not only view some fine art, but to also partake in some tasty refreshments.
Thanks to the positive turnout, Stone Street Arts will be sponsoring more walks throughout the year. Be watching for the yellow ART WALK signs in downtown business windows for information on dates and the hours the members' businesses will be open.
happy mother's day to all mothers out there!
A special thanks to Kenny Blaylock. Mr. Blaylock spent many hours handcrafting the beautiful benches that are being featured in the museum. These benches will be used for storage of the 129 Saturday Evening Post Covers as well as make for a wonderful rest area; these countless contributions to the museum make the John Philip Falter Museum such a unique experience.
Do not forget about our tribute to Pee Wee Erwin on Sunday, May 29th.
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John was a self-taught musician and became friends with fellow Falls Citian Pee Wee Erwin. Here is an image of the two in 1957 at Eddie Condon's Jazz Club in NYC. (Pee Wee, Elizabeth Falter and John Philip Falter).