On Saturday night, September 24th, the Walt Disney Family Museum celebrated their loyal members and one of Walt’s favorite comfort foods, with "Chili & A Movie."
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One of our most important jobs as Museum Educators is to help first-time visitors to The Walt Disney Family Museum understand that there is so much more to Walt Disney than what they’ve imagined—which is usually limited to Mickey Mouse, amusement parks, and cartoons...
The inspiration of and appreciation for Walt Disney knows no boundaries. The Membership at The Walt Disney Family Museum certainly reflects this diversity. Each month, we’ll introduce you to one of our Members, so you can see the varied and frequently fascinating people, who have come together to learn and experience more about the life, work, philosophies, and ideals of Walt Disney. This month, we’d like you to meet Steve Smart and Javier Barreto.
Millions of children around the world knew him as Uncle Walt, but to Chris, Joanna, Tamara, Jennifer, and Walter Miller, he was Grandpa. In honor of National Grandparents Day, The Walt Disney Family Museum hosted five of Walt Disney’s grandchildren as they reminisced not about the internationally-renowned storyteller, but about the attentive “Grandpa” who, as Tamara Miller recalled, “Appreciated and adored all of us.”
Avast there, ya bilge rats! Today marks the 16th anniversary of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, but there be tales behind the origins of that day that steer a course to our old shipmate Walt Disney, yarns that ye might not have heard!
"I was determined to diversify. I had another idea which was plaguing my brain. It was The Silly Symphonies. A series without a central character which would give me latitude to develop the animated cartoon medium." —Walt Disney
Robert Disney was a younger brother of Walt’s father, Elias. He is one of many Disney family members whose actions forever influenced Walt’s life and career...
In celebration of family month here at The Walt Disney Family Museum, we asked YOU to share your story of Walt was part of your family...
Each month, we ask a museum staff member to answer five questions about their position at The Walt Disney Family Museum, their fondest Disney memories, and personal tidbits. This month, we're asking our very own Harvey Newman... what do YOU do??
“…my father had a very close brother [Robert Disney] all his life,” Roy O. Disney recalled in a 1968 interview. “His wife’s name was Margaret. We called her Maggie. She was a wonderful character with an infectious laugh, and laughed at the slightest provocation, and she was always enamored with Walt from the time he was a little fellow.”
This past July, The Walt Disney Family Museum held its second annual Walt Disney Discovery Summer Camps, led by the members of our Museum Education staff. Working in teams, we developed three new camps for 2011: Artimation, Beyond the Funny Pages: Creating Comic Books, and Direct Your Own True-Life Adventure.
The Walt Disney Family Museum presents a weekly Portrait Drawing Class with the talented and inspiring figurative artist Felicia Forte. Felicia has studied at The California Art Institute and The Art Students League of New York. She is a full time artist living in San Francisco, and maintains a studio in Belmont, CA, where she also offers instruction in drawing and painting...