New Ivan the Gorilla Exhibit Opens Sept 18th
The new exhibit will feature a standup, life-size image of Ivan, great for photo opportunities plus some of Ivan’s original artwork. There will also be memorabilia from his early days at the Lakewood B & I Shopping Center where he lived from 1967 to 1994. Additionally, there will be a timeline with photographs detailing the major events in Ivan’s life.
In 1994 Ivan was moved from the B & I to much larger, better equipped living quarters at Zoo Atlanta where he became a well known, celebrity artist. Ivan remained at Zoo Atlanta until his passing in 2012 at age 50.
During the grand opening, t-shirts, postcards and copies of Ivan’s distinctive artwork will be available for purchase.
Grand Opening hours will be 2 to 8 pm on Saturday, Sep 18 and then during normal museum hours each Friday and Saturday from noon to 4 pm.
The Lakewood History Museum is located at 6114 Motor Ave SW in the Lakewood Colonial Plaza. For more information call 253-588-6354. Ivan is looking forward to your visit! Photos: Lakewood History Museum and Earl Borgert
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