Super heroes museum hangs up capes

There are 85 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 8, 2008, titled Super heroes museum hangs up capes. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Star and news service report A museum that displayed a collection of Superman, Batman and other super hero memorabilia has closed its doors.

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Kent

Avon, IN

#43 Jan 8, 2008
Hosting this collection at the Children's Museum would be a mistake. The memorabilia is more important than just being something for the kids to look at for two seconds and then move on. The collection deserves to be held where everybody can see it. Somebody that is, say, 50 years old and wants to see it, is not going to pay the admission to the Children's Museum to see the collection. It should be in the State Museum if it is headed to a museum.
Renee Nash

Vernon Hills, IL

#44 Jan 8, 2008
Sorry Dad, at least you got your dream!!
Geoffrey D Wessel

Carmel, IN

#45 Jan 8, 2008
Kent wrote:
Hosting this collection at the Children's Museum would be a mistake. The memorabilia is more important than just being something for the kids to look at for two seconds and then move on. The collection deserves to be held where everybody can see it. Somebody that is, say, 50 years old and wants to see it, is not going to pay the admission to the Children's Museum to see the collection. It should be in the State Museum if it is headed to a museum.
Um... the Children's Museum has quite a bit of comic-related memorabilia on display already (including in the Children Making A Difference exhibit -- Captain America #20 from 1942 and Fantastic Four #3 from 1962 among others), as well as an exhibit of Star Wars figures. I even recall a print of a Curt Swan Superman drawing by Andy Warhol being on display there at one time. It's a good place to house the collection IMO.
Terri

Bloomfield, IN

#46 Jan 8, 2008
Maybe a new home wrote:
Mr. Nash should consider moving the museum to Metropolis, IL. the home of Superman. These collectibles need to be seen by fans and there are more of them there every year than just about anywhere else.
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That's a good idea. We have been to Metropolis, IL, and throughly enjoyed ourselves. Most people don't know it exists, we found it by accident.
New-to-Indy parent

Cincinnati, OH

#47 Jan 8, 2008
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

We JUST found out about this place, and were planning a visit. It would have been a natural tie-in to the big gaming convention downtown too.

I thank the gentleman for having shared the collection for as long as he did, and I too hope it resurfaces somewhere nearby.
SHHHHHH

United States

#48 Jan 8, 2008
Concerned Citizen wrote:
jim irse should give some of the extortion money he got from the city and help keep it open...he can call it an "off-site luxury box" he had to have...
Who is Jim Irse?
Uma

Livonia, MI

#49 Jan 8, 2008
Renee Nash wrote:
Sorry Dad, at least you got your dream!!
Dane doesn't have a child named Renee????
humh

Pryor, OK

#51 Jan 8, 2008
Yuan wrote:
I didn't even know this place existed... Let alone where it was located.
I would presume that it closed due to lack of funds. 3300 sq ft downtown cannot be cheap!!
Maybe there should be a "superheros" section at the Children's Museum or something?
They have space issues. The Children's Museum really needs to expand but where can they find room?
humh

Pryor, OK

#52 Jan 8, 2008
We can give a public park to the Simons to build on but we can't help out a little museum to bring more flavor to Indy.
Jessica form St Louis

Saint Louis, MO

#54 Jan 8, 2008
I am very upset. On 1-5-08 we drove from St. Louis, MO to come to the Museum today. Only to find it closed! Let's just say it was quite a let down! It was almost 4 hour drive there and then another 4 hours back. I guess we did have lunch and walk around a cold wet city. We spent 8 hour in a car. Who knows how much in gas. And were there for less than 45min!
I had been on the web site many times leading up to the trip. Checked the hours. Saw the winter hours. Checked the prices. Where to park. Got directions and the phone number in case we got lost. Well we did need number alright. But to find out why they were not open as we stood shivering outside the window.
Oh and we were not the only ones there was another couple that walked up and pulled on the door as we were looking in. I sent an email to the owner and got no respons. And as of today the web site still says they are Open!!!
http://www.heroesmuseum.com/
Number Two

Marysville, OH

#55 Jan 8, 2008
Sad wrote:
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Yeah, too bad that something like this couldn't be at the Children's Museum. The new exhibits don't have the grandeur that the ones did years ago, and it seems like they are gearing their subject matter to more adult stuff. It's all getting very plastic and boring there.
Excellent idea. Nothing says grandeur quite like Superman's laundry.
Disappointed

Amlin, OH

#57 Jan 8, 2008
I'm really sad to see this close...I had planned to take my son for his birthday in February because he's having a Superman party :(

Please consider moving it to the Children's Museum!! Things like this are really special to little boys. It's a shame we couldn't support your more, Mr. Nash.
Ron in Indy

Tampa, FL

#58 Jan 8, 2008
I am a procrastinator, I meant to go but just kept putting it off; my loss. I will keep watching in the event Mr. Nash reopens somewhere else.
Simon Group

United States

#59 Jan 8, 2008
Washington Square mall will have plenty of space available.
tiffany

Indianapolis, IN

#60 Jan 8, 2008
I had no idea this place existed or I would've taken my son!

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#61 Jan 8, 2008
Not a bar,
not a sports team,
not owned by Simon,
not owned by Irsay,
not a fit for Downtown Indy.
Dirge

Portsmouth, NH

#62 Jan 8, 2008
I'm glad I had a chance to visit the Heroes Museum before it closed. What a great collection. I hope he can find another home for it.
Toys

Cincinnati, OH

#63 Jan 8, 2008
Try the Toy Museum in Zionsville. The children will want to go again and again. They can ride smaller versions of carousel animals or a full size Merry Go Round. Even Fathers are fascinated by the huge collection of toys. There's a Soda Fountain too.

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis, IN

#64 Jan 8, 2008
I enjoyed taking my grandchildren there. Their admission prices were really low! We were planning a return visit, I guess we waited too long. Hope the museum opens up again somewhere close.
humh

Pryor, OK

#65 Jan 8, 2008
Simon Group wrote:
Washington Square mall will have plenty of space available.
Well, in St. Augustine Florida they are trying to save one mall by adding culture. They have a movie theatre, performing arts theatre, african-american museum, dance lessons, and a banquet area to reserve for parties and weddings.
http://www.poncedeleonmall.com/
Reminds me of Glendale with the library and the IUPUI classes in the basement

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