Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is dedicated to presenting the story of popular culture since the nation’s earliest days in an entertaining and educational fashion so that our guests have the unique opportunity to walk through a timeline that parallels and is entwined with history as a whole.
First seen in newspapers, magazines, comic books, movies, radio or television, characters have made some of the greatest spokesmen the advertising world has ever witnessed.
Each time a new form of media has emerged, fresh characters have sprung up and older, successful ones have been revived, helping to popularize products from, juice, milk, other beverages, bread, cereal and candy to a dazzling array of consumer products. Through this process a wide range of characters has been instilled in the American psyche.
Their artifacts represent a major milestone in the histories of comic characters, children’s education and entertainment, and marketing that closely parallels the history of this nation. The study of these benchmarks is intriguing in itself, as if we’ve been given the keys that unlock the mysteries of time and the spirit of childhood simultaneously.
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (or "GEM," as we call it) is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to see pop culture entertainment in the setting it deserves. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to be in position to preserve, promote and present historical comic character collectibles in a variety of venues to the point at which this Museum is the next logical step. Take a look around the Museum and you’ll see that the history of popular culture is so tightly woven into the social fabric of the United States of America that it parallels and reinforces mainstream history.
From my earliest days in the comic book business – when I was a child, counting comics for a local store – I have always enjoyed sharing my excitement about the characters with other people. From my brother and the rest of my family, to my friends growing up in Baltimore’s Little Italy, to the high profile acquaintances I have made in the business world, spreading the word has been a mission I’ve taken seriously.