The Johnny Crawford Collection (Museum Exhibit)

On Saturday, June 25, 2022, an exhibit of Johnny Crawford memorabilia opened at Valley Relics Museum in Van Nuys, California. The exhibit will be on display until September 25, 2022. Brother Bobby and sister Nance Crawford, friend Steve Connors (son of Chuck Connors), and Steve Gardner (son of Arthur Gardner and president of Levy-Gardner-Laven Productions) joined curator Julie Ann Ream for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Darby Hinton (Daniel Boone TV series) and Kathy Garver (Family Affair) were also present to celebrate the new exhibit.

Be sure to visit the museum when you’re in the Los Angeles area. Please note that the museum is only opened weekends for limited hours.

Bobby Crawford cuts the ribbon
(L to R) Steve Connors, Nance Crawford, Steve Gardner, & Bobby Crawford. Special thanks to Daniel Oliveira for sharing his photo.

Julie Ann Ream and Steve Gardner
Steve Connors, Julie Ann Ream and Steve Gardner introduce the exhibit.
Steve Connors points to a photo of Johnny with the Connors boys, with Darby Hinton enjoying the display.
Bobby Crawford with family friend Laurie, who helped Johnny in his last years with visits and outings.
One of the display cases with a selection of Johnny’s mouseketeer memorabilia.
Costumes, posters, art, and the ribbon-wrapped display case. Behind the display is a frame with hand and foot impressions by Chuck Connors.
The Rifleman is well-represented in the collection.
A tuxedo from his band leader days
Bobby Crawford & website admin M. Stacey Shaffer