The Ginger Rogers Festival an Museum Tour
Festival ticket holders may attend presentations at the Truman Library and tour the library on Saturday, attend a silent auction and banquet on Saturday Night, and tour the house where Ginger Rogers was born on Sunday. Ginger Rogers was born at 100 W Moore Street in Independence on July 16, 1911. The interior of this 1906 house has been restored to its original condition as closely as possible.Presentations include information about the history of the house, the restoration, a video of Ginger when she visited in 1984 for her birthday celebration, and the fascinating genealogical history of Ginger’s ancestors. Keynote speaker Roberta Olden was Ginger Rogers’ secretary for 18 years, and she will talk about her experience. Unique items will be available at the silent auction including items owned by Ginger Rogers and unique memorabilia. The house has been converted to a museum which contains period furniture, memorabilia and photos, and items owned by Ginger Rogers, including a pair of shoes and a gown she wore. The museum will be open to the public on Sunday afternoon from 1 pm – 5 pm for a preview prior to the grand opening in August. The cost for admission is $6.