Thank You for Writing about Ava

    The museum continues to plan activities for Ava’s Centennial year in 2023. This southern starlet will be celebrated her 100th birthday on Christmas Eve of 2022 and the museum had a tremendously successful Ava 100 Festival in October. There are many long-term plans in place that kicked off in 2022 and continue into 2023, including new exhibits, new collection items, and other big announcements.

    Our fans can continue to engage with the Ava Gardner Museum online. We share information about Ava’s remarkable life and our vast collection on our social media and blog. We have new virtual offerings that bring the museum to you at home including the episodes of our new virtual series entitled Ava Chats and a virtual exhibit about Ava's film Pandora and the Flying Dutchman.

    Anyone interested can support the museum with our repair expenses by donating to the museum, shopping in our online gift shop, and following the museum on social media.


    Celebrating Ava's Centennial

    The Centennial Planning Committee is following up last year's festival with new and exciting plans for this October 6-8, 2023, with special guest speakers and film screenings, heritage tours will be back on Saturday, October 7, and several unique exhibits will open for visitors. More details will be released soon, and to receive a media package on the festival, please sign up via email, 



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