The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy celebrates the life and legacy of one of America’s greatest comedians. This 3,500 square foot, fully interactive museum looks at comedy through the lens of Red Skelton. Phase one of the Museum which opens on July 18, 2013 focuses on Red’s life and the many characters, such as, Freddie the Freeloader and Clem Kadiddlehopper, whom he brought to life through his radio and television shows.
The Museum is attached to the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center featuring an 800 plus seat European opera-style theater. “The Red” is located on the campus of Vincennes University just one block from Red Skelton’s birthplace.