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“It’s A Wonderful Life” virtual festival this weekend

This year the whole world can come to Seneca Falls for the “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival – Virtually. A detailed program and information on registration can be found at Admission is free but everyone needs to register. Information on registering for the Virtual It’s a Wonderful Run 5K can be found at

The Virtual Festival will include presentations by the actors from “It’s a Wonderful Life” – Karolyn Grimes, Carol Coombs, Jimmy Hawkins and Jeanine Roose. There are tributes to Donna Reed and Lillian Randolph (“Annie”) in association with Women’s Rights National Historical Park and the National Women’s Hall of Fame. A video of four Habitat for Humanity “Bread, Salt and Wine” Housewarming ceremonies will be shown.

Videos on the connections between Seneca Falls, Bedford Falls and “It’s a Wonderful Life” will include the history of the special “Bedford Falls Station” holiday postal cancellation and the relationship between Knight Letter Works and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

There will be Zoom plays, an international watch party, a tour of locations in Los Angeles County where “It’s a Wonderful Life” was filmed, memories from previous Festivals including person-on-the-street interviews that asked “What Does ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ mean to you?” The vision for an expanded It’s a Wonderful Life Museum will also be presented through a discussion with the actors from “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Admission is free, but registration is required in order to access the three-day program.