Happenings: Opening of Imagination Park

In 2013 George Lucas donated a parcel of land he owned in downtown San Anselmo, California, to a community foundation and paid to raze the commercial buildings on the lot. The Foundation constructed a lovely pocket park named Imagination Park on the grounds and Lucas, a longtime San Anselmo resident, donated two bronze statues to sit on a park fountain, one of Yoda and the other of Indiana Jones.

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Inspired by the Force: Art Figure Collection

This video originally aired on the Scum & Villainy livestream for May the Fourth 2020. Enjoy Steve sharing his Art Figure collection. Each piece is a limited edition custom figure related to the Star Wars universe.

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Scouting the Galaxy with Steve Sansweet

This month's questions for Steve and Rancho Obi-Wan:

  • What's the most important piece of advice you would give a new Star Wars fan who wants to start a collection?
  • If you were to put on a different Star Wars t-shirt each morning, how many years would it be before you needed to do the laundry?
  • Is there a Star Wars product that no one has made yet that you would like to see made?

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40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back Facebook Live Parts 1 & 2

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2020 was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience booth was to exhibit a selection of items celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. Conceptualized by our docents, Dan Norgan and Michelle Norgan, it would have taken you on a journey from concept to screen to collectible. Here is part 1 & part 2 of a Facebook Live showcasing many of the items that would have been on exhibit, plus others we would not have been able to bring. In addition, in part 1, take a tour through our bedroom exhibit that was installed at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. In part 2, take a rare view of one of our back storage isles.

Produced by Mark Rusciano
Support by Consetta Parker

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Behind the Scenes: Anne’s one year update circa 2007

Once upon a time I was a contributor to Rebelscum.com. I'm still buddies with those folks and they might get a kick out of this Behind the Scenes peek. I found an email I wrote to them in February, 2007, one year after I arrived to catalog the collection. It provides a fascinating look at the day to day life here THREE years before Steve and I even thought of a nonprofit. Here is the email word for word along with the photos.

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