Fire damages Mister Ed's Elephant Museum

Jul 5, 2010 Read more: Public Opinion 19
Mister Ed's Elephant Museum sustained apparently heavy damage in a fire Monday night and early this morning. Read more
russell nye

Carlisle, PA

#1 Jul 6, 2010
This is very very sad .................
Gone Rogue

York, PA

#2 Jul 6, 2010
Best of luck Mister Ed!! Hang in there!!

Carlisle, PA

#3 Jul 6, 2010
Oh NO! I'm so sorry

Chambersburg, PA

#4 Jul 6, 2010
any ideas how it caught fire yet?

Chambersburg, PA

#5 Jul 6, 2010
Best of luck Mr. Ed, I look forward to be able to get some delicious candy again!

United States

#6 Jul 6, 2010
I am just as devasted as you are right now. God Bless you and your family Mr. Ed!!!
Dian Heltzel
York Fair Friend

Gettysburg, PA

#7 Jul 6, 2010
Prayers for Ed and his staff. Hope to still see you tomorrow night at Totem Pole.
Noel Kline

York, PA

#8 Jul 6, 2010
How tragic! A good 'ole Route 30 icon lost.
Great job to the firefighters who suffered the heat to contain the blaze.

Windber, PA

#9 Jul 6, 2010
Mr.Ed and family and staff..... I am so very sorry for the lose of your business. I grew up going there and just last month brought my grandson for his first visit. He loved everything he saw.

My you get things back in order so we can visit again soon. God Bless and a big Thank You to all the fire fighters who were there.
Kelly Snyder

United States

#10 Jul 6, 2010
We were just there yesterday! This is so sad! I took my 6 year old daughter. We went last year for the 1st time. She never forgot it. Everytime we drove by she got so happy and wanted to go in. We visited yesterday for about 2 hours. We walked thru the museum.. and spent a long time looking at their items for sale, We filled a bag of candy full and then went out to the bench by the goldfish pond. We sat there and sampled all the unusual delicious candies we got.. She heard the news this morning and went to her room and cried. This is so sad.. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr Ed and his family.
Dogpatch Worker

Shippensburg, PA

#11 Jul 6, 2010 have been an institution for so many people for so many years and I pray that you will continue for many, many more years.

MY prayers go out to you and your family, May God Bless you and Keep you in His care.

Many happy memories have been produced by your Muse am. Keep the Faith.......

Lancaster, PA

#13 Jul 6, 2010
Didn't his place burn when it was at its old location on Route 30???

Shippensburg, PA

#15 Jul 6, 2010
Sometime ..........bad things happen to good people.

Who really knows........

My heart goes out to him, at our home we know the heartache of's been 30 years and we still mourn what we lost, but we have to move on.....

Mr. Ed WILL do this, Good Luck.

Lancaster, PA

#16 Jul 6, 2010
In the article it states that Mr. Ed was given an elephant that was part of his collection for good luck. It hasn't seemed to work.
Darth Vader

York, PA

#19 Jul 6, 2010
Should have had the Elephants fill their trunks with water and spray out the fire

Boiling Springs, PA

#25 Jul 6, 2010
Obvioulsy, many people have fond memories and experiences at Mister Ed's! We always went there and spend over $100 at a time on different itmes as well as the candy! Although, this is devastating, I am glad to hear Mister Ed is moving forward and rebuilding, and hopes to be reopened by September 1st! I am sorry for the loss of some of the items in the museum section of the store. There were many memories from people who have since passed away, and he will nvere get that memorabilia back. But this is a new starting point to collect many other unique elephants and such!
We have talked to Mister Ed on many occasions and wish him and his staff the best of luck for a bright future when they reopen!

I will be counting the days until I can get my fix on candy!

Chambersburg, PA

#26 Jul 6, 2010
I was really pleased when I started reading the comments, so many nice people in our little town then I read a little futher, I was wondering when the rude & ignorant comments would start. It's sad that YorkPol and Darthvader have nothing better to do than sit their lazy, rude, ignorant....on the computer and write such mean and very disturbing comments. Get a life! I hope and pray that you don't ever go thru what Mr. Ed has been thru in the last 24hrs. Losing ur sentimental items is like losing a family member.
Mr. Ed, I wish you the best.
God bless you buddy! Good things come to those who appreciate! ;)

Mount Joy, PA

#28 Jul 6, 2010
i feel super bad for him i cryed for a cuple mins and a hole in my heart is gone i love elephants and i have my own stuffed one and i take her every where and mister ed is my role modle and i loved elephants ever since i was a little girl.
Todd K

Gettysburg, PA

#30 Jul 27, 2010
Just wanted to let everyone know I set up an (admittedly amateur) website at . My kids really loved the store and museum and I'm primarily hoping to gather some elephant donations to help the museum rebuild.

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