Roy Rogers-Dale Evans museum to move to Branson

VICTORVILLE, Calif. -- The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum, which has operated here for 26 years, will be relocating next spring to new quarters in Branson, Mo.

According to owner, Roy (Dusty) Rogers, Jr., the facility in Branson will be adjacent to Celebration City, Silver Dollar City's new sister theme park that will celebrate the 20th century. That park also opens in the spring.

The Rogers museum will occupy a new 26,250-square foot structure which will have a 326-seat theater, where Dusty Rogers and his band the "High Riders" will perform.

"Legacy," a trio of Roy Rogers' and Dale Evans' granddaughters, and a nephew, Rob Johnson, and his band, "Heritage" also will perform there.

The museum will continue to house memorabilia including wardrobes; photos of celebrity friends; Roy Rogers' favorite fishing lures; Nellybelle, the Jeep; and mounted figures of the famous horses Trigger and Buttermilk along with the Rogers' dog, Bullet.

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