Quartzsite, Arizona: Joanne's Gum Gallery Museum

Personal collection of gum in the wrapper amassed since Joanne Brunet was a little girl in the 1940s. Over 100 cases contain 4,000 specimens exhibited in the building behind her home.
Address:
Quartzsite, AZ
Directions:
Very near downtown Quartzsite. Call for directions.
Hours:
Daytime hours. By appt only. (Call to verify)
Phone:
928-916-0905
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Cool bubble gum.

Joanne's Gum Gallery Museum

With no notice, Joanne welcomed us to her museum when we called. She showed us the collection, allowed us to browse at our own pace, and shared bits of history. This collection began with her sister in World War II and is still growing. She has done a wonderful job curating the displays, which were made by her son and now deceased husband. She has arranged them, for the most part, by year, which makes these little time capsules much more interesting.

[John Francis, 08/03/2017]

Gum display.

Joanne's Gum Gallery

Joanne's Gallery is a very unique and interesting place to visit. She has been collecting gum (in the wrapper) since the 1940s, and continues to collect today. The wrappers are very nicely displayed in chronological order in a small pink building behind her home. You must call before going to make sure she is there to open up for you. The number is: 928-927-7566.

Joanne will tell you as much as you want to know about the various types of gum in the collection. She even has many from outside the U.S., and will accept donations of old wrappers if you have any to send her.

[Cindy P, 01/22/2012]

Joanne Brunet's collection of over 4,000 packs of gum is displayed in over 100 cases in a "Gum Gallery" building her husband built behind their home. Aug. 2017: Photo added.

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