The Johnny Carson Gallery opened in September 2002. It contains items that Johnny himself chose to exhibit in his hometown of Norfolk, Nebraska. The gallery is a showcase of Johnny's formative years, his 30 years on the Tonight Show, and the six Emmys he received during that time.
Johnny was born on October 23, 1925 in Corning, Iowa. Although born in Iowa, Johnny considered Norfolk, Nebraska to be his hometown, to which he moved at the tender age of eight. He graduated from Norfolk Senior High and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He joined the Navy in 1946 where he entertained many people including the Secretary of the Navy. He started his showbiz career by performing his magic act for many local organizations in Norfolk. He worked at KFAB Radio in Lincoln, Nebraska and WOW Radio in Omaha, Nebraska before moving to California. He started on the Tonight Show on October 1, 1962 and continued for 30 years until the end on May 22, 1992. Johnny passed away January 23, 2005.
GOOD NIGHT JOHNNY!
Available in the gift shop are Johnny Carson videos, books and postcards.