Emmett Kelly Museum – Largest Gathering of Clowns world record attempt – 2007
The Emmett Kelly Museum board of directors announce they will sponsor the museumâs 40th Anniversary Celebration and Largest Gathering of Clowns, world record attempt. The celebration events to take place June 18 – 23, 2007 in Sedan, Kansas, the birth town of Emmett Kelly Sr., the world famous Circus clown.
Although in the planning stages, preparations are being made to hold a week long of clown related activities for adults and children, including a Clown School, ending with the âLargest Clown Gatheringâ, Guinness world record attempt and parade, June 23, 2007. The museum is seeking sponsors for various related activities and donations from corporate and private donors.
Special invitations have been sent to numerous Clown Associations, Clown Schools, Clowns and Circuses, to participate and march in the *Largest Gathering of Clowns Guinness World Record attempt. *(Based on the record of largest gathering of clowns in 1991, at Bognor Regis, West Sussex, UK, where 850 clowns, including 430 from North America.)
About the Emmett Kelly Museum:
The Emmett Kelly Museum was founded in 1967 to honor and later in memory of Emmett Kelly Sr., who was born in Sedan, Kansas in 1898.
The Emmett Kelly Museum promotes the understanding and appreciation of regional history and events in ways that recognize and explain our shared past as the foundation for our future; by creating innovative learning environments, programs and tools for exploration that help people of all ages, origins, and geographic locations; and by promoting the collection and preservation of historical artifacts, buildings and materials of historical value and interests.
One may visit the Emmett Kelly Museum located at 204 E. Main in Sedan, Kansas or read more about Emmett Kelly Sr., the museum collections and browse the on-line catalog of special selected items on itâs web site at http://www.emmettkellymuseum.com.
The Emmett Kelly Museumâs 40th Anniversary Celebration and Largest Gathering of Clowns world record attempt is expected to be one of the most exciting, fun-filled and largest events of 2007 in Kansas.