‘Dick Tracy’ Museum Hoping for More Donations

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By: E&P Staff

The Chester Gould-Dick Tracy Museum — which will hold an Oct. 25th gala to mark the 75th anniversary of the “Dick Tracy” comic — is having money troubles.

That’s according to a piece in The Woodstock (Ill.) Independent linked on DailyCartoonist.com and ComicsReporter.com.

The Independent piece noted that the Woodstock-based museum — a not-for-profit entity that draws 4,000 to 7,000 visitors a year — operates on a $40,000 annual budget and needs $25,000 in annual donations.

Among the highlights of the Oct. 25 gala at the Woodstock Opera House will be a talk by Gould’s daughter Jean O’Connell.

“Dick Tracy,” which actually turned 75 on Oct. 4, was created by Gould — who lived in Woodstock for 49 years. The comic is now done by Dick Locher of Tribune Media Services.

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