Free US Pizza Museum reopening
When: Reopening Friday, May 31 with an opening reception on Saturday, June 1 at 12:30 p.m. Fridays from 1-8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Free with required online reservation for timed entry. Click here for tickets.
The museum has been remodeled and reimagined to better tell stories about how pizza became America’s favorite food. New items on display include vintage pizzeria menus and advertisements, a 10 foot tall Pizzeria Due sign that hung outside the restaurant in the 1980s, a Pizza Hut Electric Baking Oven from 1975 that allowed children to make pizza at home, and Forever Pizza, a real slice of pizza preserved in acrylic by artist Steph Mantis.
U.S. Pizza Museum Founder and Director Kendall Bruns says, “We’ll have more on display than ever before and there will be more context to understand what you’re looking at. For example, along with the Pizzeria Due sign we also have blueprints and photos of the sign when it was outside the pizzeria. It’s part of an exhibit that explores the origins of Pizzeria Uno and Due including key figures that sometimes get overlooked like Ric Riccardo and Alice Mae Redmond.”
In addition to over 100 new items on display, improvements to the space include movable exhibition walls, a larger projection screen, and higher capacity.
About the museum
The US Pizza Museum is the first full-fledged showcase that preserves and interprets pizza-related items in both a present-day and historical context.
The U.S. Pizza Museum features pizza-themed ephemera, including menus, rare pizza boxes, vinyl records, vintage ads, toys, video games, and more. Pizza-related souvenirs, including clothing and original works by independent artists, will be available for purchase in the museum gift shop.
“As America’s favorite food, pizza provides an easy entry point to learn about history, pop culture, and the people behind the pizza. We expect the exhibits to have a nostalgic effect on viewers, and I’m thrilled to work with Roosevelt Collection to bring it to life,” said founder Kendall Bruns.
About the Roosevelt Collection
The Roosevelt Collection is the mall located just west of the Target on Roosevelt Road. Directory.