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New exhibits set to open at Red Skelton museum

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VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) - Events are being planned for the opening of new exhibits at the museum celebrating the career of the late comedian Red Skelton in his southwestern Indiana hometown.

The new exhibits come a year after the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy opened in Vincennes on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Museum marketing director Anne Pratt tells the Vincennes Sun-Commercial (http://bit.ly/1ztzvEO ) that this phase highlights Skelton's radio and film career, his personal life and his time volunteering with the USO and the Shriners. One interactive exhibit will let visitors perform alongside Skelton with the help of modern technology and a green screen.

Skelton's widow is scheduled to take part in opening events during the weekend of July 25-26.

Skelton died in 1997 at age 84.

Information from: Vincennes Sun-Commercial, http://www.vincennes.com

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