By AMY GAREIS, News-Herald Staff Writer
CADIZ – Happy Birthday, Mr. Gable!
The Clark Gable Foundation Museum will observe what would have been the local native and Hollywood legend’s 113th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. with cake and coffee at the museum on Charleston Street in Cadiz. Executive Director Nan Mattern said it will be a low-key affair and it is open to the public while tours will be available. She said some newer items were recently donated by resident Shelly Coffelt and will be on hand for viewing.
“We’ll open to celebrate his birthday [because] he was born on Feb. 1, 1901,” Mattern said. “We’ve been doing this for the past five years. People are welcome to come and celebrate Clark Gable’s birthday.”
The museum is closed until March 1 but will open by appointment. Come the spring, hours of operation will be Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with extended days in summer. The site will be open on Saturdays in May and Sundays in June. For more information, contact the museum at 740-942-4989 (GWTW) or Mattern at 740-942-2505.
More information on this annual event can be found in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.