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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - It's been 75 years since the film The Wizard of Oz made its screen debut and the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids is celebrating Judy Garland and her timeless film during its weeklong Wizard of Oz Festival, taking place June 10 – 15, 2014.

John Kelsch, executive director of the Judy Garland Museum, joined KARE 11 News @4 to share more on the activities.

Grand Rapids is Judy Garland's hometown. She was born there and lived there until she was 4-years-old.

The Judy Garland Museum boasts the world's largest collection of memorabilia honoring Judy Garland and was recently named one of the top 10 Wizard of Oz destinations in the world

This year's festival includes a number of special events, including the opening of a new Land of Oz exhibit at the Judy Garland Museum, an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most fully costumed Wizard of Oz characters in one place, and carriage rides in the original "Horse of a Different Color" carriage (the very one used in the original movie).

The Judy Garland Museum boasts the world's largest collection of Judy Garland memorabilia and was recently named one of the top 10 Wizard of Oz destinations in the world. For more information on this year's festivities, visit the Judy Garland Museum.

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