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    The Ava Gardner Museum
    will be closed indefinitely
    due to a water break.


    Welcome Back.

    Count On Me NC logo.On September 5th, the Ava Gardner Museum re-opened to the public after five months of being closed. In preparation of re-opening, the Ava Gardner Museum has completed the Count On Me NC certificate program. You can learn more about Count On Me NC here; it is a public health initiative that empowers guests and businesses to help keep everyone safe from COVID-19.

    We have placed hand sanitizing stations in the museum and created social distancing seating in our theater. We do regret that our interactive kiosk in the Ava: My Real Story exhibit will remain closed at this time. Our staff will be wearing masks and cleaning the museum surfaces between visitors, and we ask that our visitors also wear masks as a precaution.

    We are excited to see visitors back in the museum enjoying our exhibits!

    ~ Your friends at the Ava Gardner Museum.


    North Carolina Distillery Partners with Ava GardnerTM Trust and Legacy Talent and Entertainment to Produce Ava Gardner Select Bourbon Whiskey

    North Carolina female screen legend now has her own brand of whiskey!

    Black and White Photo of Ava Gardner in Fur with MicCharlotte, NC   September 4, 2020:  Seven Jars Distillery, a Charlotte-based business, has partnered with the Ava GardnerTM Trust and Legacy Talent and Entertainment to produce a unique Ava Gardner Select Bourbon Whiskey, which will be available for a limited release beginning on October 16, 2020.  Born on December 24, 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina, Ava Gardner rose to international fame as an actress during a career that spanned over four decades.  Her role as Kitty Collins in the 1946 classic The Killers cemented her as the iconic symbol of the Film Noir era and her legacy as perhaps the most alluring starlet of Hollywood’s Golden Age endures to this day. 

    For the full press release - CLICK HERE.


    Ava Gardner - "In the News"

    Monday, October 26, 2020 4:00 PM

    Ava Gardner continues to appear in newspaper and feature magazine articles, as well as, in books published around the world. The following links and PDF documents are gathered here for our fans'…


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