The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy is hosting a special event later tonight.
The museum will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Red’s famous Pledge of Allegiance with the grand opening of a year-long exhibit featuring artifacts all relating to the pledge.
Museum Director Anne Pratt says Red used the persona of his grade school principal in explaining to the viewers of his weekly Television Show the meaning behind the words to the pledge.
The new exhibit will include artifacts, news articles and letters from senators and congressmen.
The Pledge Anniversary event will tonight at 7:00 p.m. in The Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. The Lincoln High School band will perform Red’s White and Blue march, a video montage of celebrities reciting Red’s Pledge and remarks from area dignitaries will follow.
The exhibit will open to the general public tomorrow.