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A Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan Museum Is Actually Happening


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It's been more than 20 years since the scandal that left Nancy Kerrigan with a serious bruise and Tonya Harding with a lifetime of media scrutiny, but thanks to the recent ESPN documentary The Price of Gold, the world has only just reached Peak Harding: Along with a mural of the two women on the Lower East Side, the infamous figure skating moment now has its very own museum.

The project, first reported by the Daily Dot, began on Kickstarter by Viviana Olen and Matt Harkins, two Williamsburg comedians seeking a mere $75 to turn their apartment hallway into a tribute to the Harding-Kerrigan scandal of January 1994. Since last month, they've raised over $1,000, along with copies of original material—screenplays, comics, buttons and programs from the Lillehammer Olympics, a diorama of Harding's record-setting triple axel—sent to them by diehards, according to the Brooklyn Paper.

The museum won't open until April, and in order to visit, you'll have to make an appointment online (it is someone's apartment, after all), but the founders are all too happy to welcome in strangers: "I mean, this is in our home and we have day jobs," Olen told the paper, "But anyone who is into this is someone we would like to meet, at least for a few minutes."