Tuesday, August 18, 2009


City of Mesa Library, in partnership with the Mesa Historical Museum, will present a tribute to the Wallace and Ladmo Show with “Wallacepalooza!” The event kicks off at all three branches of the City of Mesa Library and the Mesa Historical Museum Saturday, Aug. 29.

The Mesa Historical Museum, 2345 N. Horne, will present new objects in its exhibition “Thanks for Tuning In: The Wallace and Ladmo Show” featuring never-before-seen “Hubcap and the Wheels” memorabilia, Gerald’s Monster and the story of the Ladmo Tie t-shirt. The Library branches will each feature new exhibitions which shed light on some of the Wallace and Ladmo Show’s most enduring characters and questions, including “Why did the Ladmo bags get so small?”

In addition, a contest to meet Bill “Wallace” Thompson will be hosted by all three Library branches. Pick up a free entry card at any branch, beginning Aug. 29, for details. Other events will include a Wallace and Ladmo costume contest and TV show festival with a chance to win fabulous prizes, including a Ladmo bag, at the following:

• Saturday, Oct. 17 Dobson Ranch Branch (2425 S. Dobson Road) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 24 Red Mountain Branch (635 N. Power Road) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 31 Main Library (64 E. 1st St.) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is free admission to “Wallacepalooza!” at the Library branches.
Admission to the Mesa Historical Museum is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children.

For more information, contact the City of Mesa Library at (480) 644-2207 or
www.mesalibrary.org, or Mesa Historical Museum at (480) 835-7358 o


  1. I am commenting just because I can


  2. our family went to the Meuseum last year and saw the Wallace and Ladmo exhibit. If you are a fan of the show it is worth your $5 to see. There are other cool exhibits there as well.