Grace Kelly will forever be remembered as a icon of style, talent, and well, grace, and beginning this fall museum visitors will be able to see artifacts from her interesting life in person. According to CBS Philly on Friday, a new exhibit featuring items owned by Kelly will be coming to the James A. Michener Museum at the end of October.
The Michener Museum is located in Doylestown, about 30 miles from Kelly's hometown of Philadelphia and, as Inquisitr adds, not far from the community theater where she made her professional acting debut in New Hope.
Included in the exhibit are items related to several aspects of the actress-turned-princess' life: photos, letters from future husband Prince Rainier of Monaco, and her 1954 Academy Award are just a few artifacts visitors will get to see. Museum director and CEO Lisa Tremper Hanover also promises a great deal of fashion ranging from film and stage costumes to elements of the wedding that made Kelly the Princess of Monaco in 1956.
Prince Albert II, who is the current reigning monarch of the Principality of Monaco and second child of Kelly and Prince Rainier, gave a statement about the upcoming exhibit via video recording that emphasized how there was much more to his mother than the glamour she is remembered for.
"I hope that through experiencing this exhibition you will be able to get a glimpse of the real Grace Kelly, the woman behind the icon, my mother," he said.
Nephew Christopher Le Vine commented on the aptness of the exhibit's location, saying that his aunt never lost touch with the family and friends she knew growing up in Pennsylvania.
"She had her Philadelphia roots with her wherever she went," he added.
The exhibit, entitled "From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly - Beyond the Icon" will run from Oct. 28-Jan 26th, 2014.