WHERE: Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, 301 W. Camden Street, Baltimore
Museum Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM-6 PM
Closed Mondays (except for major holidays)
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day
In 2006, comic book and pop culture collector and entrepreneur Stephen A. Geppi, CEO of Diamond Comic Distributors, opened a museum dedicated to the celebration of American pop culture and entertainment. Now GEM has turned its sights to the very city it calls home by establishing a Hall of Fame in its “Pioneer Spirit” room. Geppi's Entertainment Museum wants visitors, pop culture collectors and fans to be a part of the excitement—and let us know who they'd like to see included in later updates.
This unique exhibition includes personal items donated by inductees and other memorabilia, all focused on celebrating the cultural contributions of “Charm City.”
“I’ve been called Baltimore’s biggest cheerleader,” said Geppi. “Now through GEM, I get to show everybody how many wonderful entertainers, leaders and other important pop culture icons came from this wonderful city. This is about Baltimore’s place in the pop culture landscape.”
A special exhibition of the Atlas-Seaboard line of comics
On March 11 Geppi’s Entertainment Museum launch “Atlas At Last!,” a brand- new special exhibition of the Atlas-Seaboard line of comics, timed to coincide with the launch of the new Atlas titles. The exhibition will include a display of all 72 Atlas-Seaboard comic books and comic magazines from their brief 1974-1975 run, many of the period fan and industry publications such as The Comic Reader, which covered the line, and the derivative titles that followed from other publishers after the line’s demise.
OUT OF THIS WORLD TOYS
3 ... 2 ... 1 ... BLAST OFF!
Science fiction has captured the imagination for generations. Geppi's Entertainment Museum is proud to announce Out of This World Toys, opening in May 2011. Out of This World Toys will feature a collection of sci-fi themed novelties from the '50s and '60s. Lose yourself in a future imagined by our ancestors, or pretend you're a giant astronaut who has stumbled onto a miniature world of futuristic vehicles from the past. Whatever your angle, you’ll have a blast at GEM’s Out of This World Toys.
Geppi's Entertainment Museum (GEM) is a journey through 250 years of American pop culture, located in historic Camden Station at Camden Yards in Baltimore Maryland, just a few blocks from the city's famed Inner Harbor. Where else can you revisit your childhood and get back in touch with old friends that entertained you in the past through comic strips and books, radio and television shows, films, cartoons, and so much more? The museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pop culture artifacts including comics, toys, dolls, games and memorabilia of every conceivable category. Journey from the late 1700s to the present day and revisit favorite characters like Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Mickey Mouse, Barbie, G.I. Joe, and many more. Geppi's Entertainment Museum is the home of "pop culture with character!"