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Re-Installation of Gene Autry Case

Every now and then, museums will "refresh" exhibits to allow artifacts to rest and prevent damage that can happen to older items due to light exposure and humidity changes. In 2009 the Autry National Center changed out the Gene Autry case in the Imagination Gallery to give those items, such as Gene Autry's clothing and movie posters, a rest. This also lets the museum display pieces that fans want to see, such as Champion's famous gun bit.

The Gene Autry case post Centennial.

Empty and ready for the re-installation.

Prepping the wall for the shirt mount.

Julia Latane and Nick Macierz make sure the jersey hangs correctly.

The Angels cap completes the look and the TV set is installed.

Champion's legendary Gun Bit is displayed on a state of the art horse head's mount.

More artifacts are wheeled in and ready to go.

Gene's outfit is under wraps for the moment.

Gene's mannequin is placed in the case.

For the first time ever, the Martin D-45 guitar is displayed as if Gene is playing it.

The case is taking shape with more artifacts still to come.

The radio and additional movie poster are installed.

The rail display case is attached.

Sheet music, records and other documents are placed in the rail case.

A little adjustment takes place...

...and the Gene Autry cap pistol is installed.

The re-installation of the Gene Autry Case at the Autry is now complete! Would you like a closer look?

The left side of the case....

...the right side of the case...

...and a close up of Champion's Gun Bit, Gene's mannequin and the Martin D-45 guitar.

And now a closer look at the rail display case starting with a Gene Autry promotional flyer, a television show script....

...a rodeo program, the Leslie-Henry Cap pistol....

...Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer record, sheet music for Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)...

...and finally the same sheet music and the promotion booklet for Melody Ranch.

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