Shockingly enough, (to you guys and the really nice man who owned and ran this museum) the F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum was the only reason that I decided to drive a couple hours north and out of the way to Montgomery. Simply because, this museum is the only one of its kind.
The museum is inside a beautiful house that Scott and Zelda lived in for about 6 months. The museum is filled with amazing flapper memorabilia made and worn by Zelda, family photos, first editions and other writings from Scott, the second largest collection of Zelda’s paintings, letters and so much more!
This is the main room of the museum. All the paintings on the walls were painted by Zelda. She was a very talented artist, and had she not died at such a young age, she would have been one of the great American painters of her time.
A first edition of the very first story Scott ever wrote.
An absolutely beautiful portrait of Zelda Fitzgerald.
Zelda made this beautiful flapper headband herself! Scott and Zelda were the first “pop stars” ever. After Scott’s success of his first novel, the Fitzgeralds became partiers: literally, drinking and eating their fortunes away.
The collection of the Saturday Evening Post Articles
A Self Portrait by Zelda Fitzgerald
I had a bit of a moment with this letter. This is a letter from Scott to ERNEST HEMMINGWAY! Holy cow! They also had Hemmingway’s response typed up next too it! It was so cool to get a look into their real friendship. I seriously had a moment….
Some more of Zelda’s beautiful artwork
A really cute letter from Zelda to Scott while they were dating.
More of the letter signed affectionately ‘Sweetheart’
This was one of my favorite paintings by Zelda
An early edition of The Great Gatsby before it was titled The Great Gatsby- this edition was Trimalchio (one of many titles before ‘The Great Gatsby’
Inside that early edition
It was so cool to step back in time and see the way the Fitzgeralds lived through their photos, letters, art and more. This is a museum that, although it was small, was full of amazing information. It was also affordable: $5 for adults $2 for students. If you love the Fitzgeralds, or even the 1920’s, I highly recommend adding this museum to your Montgomery must-see list.
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