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Open Studio: Create a Small, Small Figure
Posted on Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:30
During the last month of our Mary Blair exhibition, visitors created small, small figures in our not-so-small, small Open Studio! How did they do it?

The Presidio

Claimed by the United States government in 1846, the Presidio of San Francisco operated as an active Army base and the Pacific Coast’s strongest coastal defense until 1994. As a California Historical Landmark since 1933 and National Historic Landmark since 1962, the Presidio now serves as a national park.

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Our Fifth Anniversary
Posted on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:22

On the date of our fifth anniversary, we would like to share a portion of the letter Ron Miller penned for the anniversary issue of our Members Magazine. For the full letter, become a member today!

In Walt's Own Words: Art Expert?
Posted on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:30

One of our most valuable artifacts is Walt’s voice. The museum is designed so that Walt himself is the narrator, taking you through his life. In this spirit, Storyboard aims to present Walt’s own words, on a variety of topics, regularly. As we celebrate our fifth anniversary this month, we'd like to share the insights Walt had on his knowledge of art and feelings about art galleries, as relayed to journalist Pete Martin in an interview, ca. 1956.

Looking Back: Dancing Penguins, the Lilly Belle, and Gorgas
Posted on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:00

In recognition of The Walt Disney Family Museum's anniversary, we'd like to look back and share stories of what it was like to explore The Walt Disney Family Museum while it was being built. Through stories and personal photos, Walt Disney Family Foundation film archivist Scott Zone walks us through Gorgas and the museum's future home.

What does 104 look like?
Posted on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:00
Photographer Sara Jane Boyers caught up with artist and Disney Legend Tyrus Wong over the weekend in time for his 104th birthday. How is this monumental artist doing?
A Day of Space
Posted on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:00

In collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in conjunction with the Bay Area Science Festival, scientists and Disney historians discuss and demonstrate Walt’s influence on the Space Age with the “Man in Space” series from the Disneyland TV show.

Holiday Gift Guide
Posted on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:57

With the holidays quickly approaching, shopping can get stressful. Fortunately, the museum’s online store is here to spread holiday cheer and is stocked full of the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Check out this holiday gift guide below for this season’s exclusives. Happy shopping!

The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis and the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic

The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis and the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic is a great gift for those interested in a...

Program Recap: Imagineering Walt's Trains
Posted on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 12:00
In anticipation of all the wonderful programs, talks, workshops, and activities offered at The Walt Disney Family Museum this year, we'll be sharing a number of recaps and highlights of previous programs offered at our museum. Here, guest blogger Roger Colton shares a synopsis of our trains-related program from last November. A similar program will be offered this month, January 24!
ALL ABOARD! Exhibition extended through March 15
Posted on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:00

This train has not yet left the station! Due to popular demand, our special exhibition All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt’s Trains has been extended to run through March 15, 2015.

Hail to the Chief: Ward Kimball and the Firehouse Five Plus Two
Posted on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 14:00

In recognition of Ward Kimball's centennial year, we're spending Wednesdays with Ward until his next birthday on March 4. In this article, we take a look at a band that existed for 22 years: the Firehouse Five Plus Two!

Animated Contrarian: Celebrating Ward Kimball's Centennial Year
Posted on Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:00
In recognition of Ward Kimball's centennial year, we're spending Wednesdays with Ward until his next birthday on March 4. Today, we explore the animator's alternative to the traditional Disney style—what we may call “illusion-of-life” animation. Learn more about Kimball's original, humorous, and cognitive techniques.
Wednesdays with Ward: Looking Back
Posted on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 15:00

In honor of what would have been Disney Legend Ward Kimball's 101st birthday today, let's take a look back at the month-long celebration we had during Wednesdays with Ward.

Ward Kimball the Artist
Posted on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:30
In recognition of Ward Kimball's centennial year, we're spending Wednesdays with Ward until his next birthday on March 4. Today, we hand the mic off to Walt Disney, himself, who had a few words to say about Ward's artistry
May 9, 1954
Posted on Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:00

Ron Miller and Diane Disney were married in a small church ceremony in Santa Barbara on May 9, 1954. Find out more about that special day after the jump.

Celebrating Burny Mattinson
Posted on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:30

On Burny Mattinson's 80th birthday today, we take a look back at his 63 years of service at The Walt Disney Studios.

Father's Day Gift Guide
Posted on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 17:00

Still looking for that perfect Father's Day gift? Visit The Walt Disney Family Museum's online store for special, charming, and exclusive items that'll make this special day an unforgettable one. For your convenience, we've hand-curated a list of gift ideas for that special father in your life. Happy shopping!