"Where Oz All Began"
L. Frank Baum, author of the "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was born in Chittenango May 15, 1856. His family owned a barrel factory in Chittenango. In addition to his many "Oz" books Baum also wrote other children's stories and he wrote under other names as well as L.Frank Baum. His most famous book the "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was made into the 1939 MGM classic film the "Wizard of Oz". Baums's books and the "Wizard of Oz" movie are timeless and can be enjoyed by young and old alike.
Chittenango, the birthplace of "Oz", takes great pride in honoring our native son, L.Frank Baum and in celebrating the classic film the "Wizard of Oz", as well as "all things Oz".
"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," which was the first "Oz" book released by L. Frank Baum, was so well received by readers that he went on to write thirteen additional "Oz" books. Following is a listing in order of release of the "Oz" books written by L. Frank Baum.
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
- The Marvelous Land of Oz
- Ozma of Oz
- Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
- The Road to Oz
- The Emerald City of Oz
- The Patchwork Girl of Oz
- Tik-Tok of Oz
- The Scarecrow of Oz
- Rinkitink in Oz
- The Lost Princess of Oz
- The Tin Woodman of Oz
- The Magic of Oz
- Glinda of Oz
Oz-Stravaganza! Entering 35th Season
The kickoff meeting for the 35th annual Oz-Stravaganza!, held to honor Chittenango native L. Frank Baum, author of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, will be held Wednesday September 12th at 6:00 PM at the All Things Oz museum, 211 Genesee St, Chittenango. The all volunteer committee is seeking new members to assist with the planning of the festival being held May 31st, June 1st and 2nd, as well as volunteers to help with the operation of the All Things Oz museum.
The museum is open year round with limited hours and by appointment. Group tours and school filed trips are also offered.
All are invited to attend the meeting. Questions should be directed to co-directors, Barb Evans or Colleen Zimmer at 315 333 2286.
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