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Princeton Renaissance Theater plans on housing Bob Denver Museum


PRINCETON — Millions of people remember the white sailor cap that a man marooned on a tropical island wore while he and his fellow castaways appeared on television every week, and the day is coming when fans can relive those memories when they get to see his hat, shirt and other items in person. 

With the goal of opening its doors this year, the Princeton Renaissance Theater on Mercer Street has plans of being much more than a movie theater and performance arts center, said Carin Prescott, development director for Community Connections, Inc. In collaboration with the Denver Foundation, the theater will be the home of the Bob Denver Museum and satellite station for Little Buddy Radio. 

To many people, the late Bob Denver was the title character of the classic show “Gilligan’s Island.”  

“For the past ten or 12 years, people in this area have approached me about the possibility of a Bob Denver Museum,” said Dreama Denver, who was married to Bob Denver for 30 years before he passed away in 2005. “He had a face that was known all over the world. The movers and shakers here felt there should be a way to honor the fact that Bob loved being an adopted West Virginian.” 

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