Laurel and Hardy Exhibit Opens at the Bob Evans Farm

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RIO GRANDE, Ohio — From now through Dec. 23, the Bob Evans Farm Homestead Museum will host a one-of-a-kind exhibit titled “Another Fine Mess: A Collection of Laurel and Hardy Memorabilia.”

The collection is privately owned by Thurman, Ohio, resident Maggie Oiler.

Oiler began collecting Laurel and Hardy memorabilia in the mid-1980s. Most of the items were given to her as birthday or Christmas gifts or were purchased through online auctions. The exhibit includes life-size displays, movie posters, photographs, figurines, dolls, music boxes, miniatures, and more.

“Growing up in a family of 10 in the 1950s, my brothers and I would come in from school and watch afternoon movies on an old black and white television,” Oiler recalls. “Our favorite movies were the comedies of Laurel and Hardy. Watching Laurel and Hardy movies takes me back to a more carefree time in my childhood.”

The Bob Evans Farm Homestead Museum is located at 10854 State Route 588, Rio Grande, and admission is free. The museum is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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