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White Christmas
Road to Utopia
Bells of St. Mary's
Sing You Sinners
plus live entertainment
Howard Crosby (Bing's nephew)
Everdream (formerly "Affiniti")
Zonky Jazz Band with
Phil Crosby, Jr. (Bing's grandson)

Bing Crosby
Holiday Film Festival

Coming up, December 10 & 11, 2022 at the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane!

Bing Crosby in a santa hat


Unveiling of the Norman Rockwell painting

Sunday, October 16, at 2pm on Bingsday, the Bing Crosby House Museum unveiled a new Norman Rockwell painting of Bing Crosby.

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Bingsday is October 16, celebrating Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby's
Childhood Home

The Bing Crosby House Museum in Spokane, WA

508 E. Sharp Ave. Spokane, WA

Bing Crosby's father Harry and two uncles built Bing's childhood home in 1911, and it has remained in its original location for more than a century. The main floor houses the Bing Crosby Collection, which contains more than 200 items including gold records, trophies, awards, and an official Academy Award given for his performance in Going My Way (1944).

The house is open free of charge to the public. Free parking directly behind the back of the house.


Mondays 1 - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesdays 1 - 4:00 p.m.

Fridays 1 - 4:00 p.m.

Saturdays 1 - 4:00 p.m.

The Museum

Gonzaga University Bing Crosby Collection

Bing Crosby smoking a pipe

Gonzaga University houses a large collection of material relating to 20th Century singer and actor Harry Lillis (Bing) Crosby, a native of Spokane and alumnus of Gonzaga. Crosby began to donate items to Gonzaga University in preparation for the opening of the Crosby Library in 1957, and today the Crosby House, Bing's boyhood home, serves as a museum for Bing's many enduring fans.

Items in the Crosby Collection include photographs, audiovisual recordings, paintings and artwork, books, original manuscripts, memorabilia, research material, fan club periodicals, and the entire collection of the Bing Crosby Historical Society of Tacoma, Washington. For a complete inventory of the Crosby Collection, contact the University Archives and Special Collections department at 509-313-3873 or

Bing Crosby Collection 

Bing Crosby as a young boy with friends in Spokane

Bing, his family, friends, and contemporaries, and places associated with him: such as his boyhood home in Tacoma.

Books and other Secondary Material:
Books in various editions by Crosby; and other books either about him, his family, friends, and contemporaries. Also, includes books owned by him.

Newsclippings about Crosby and his family, sheet music, Bing Crosby Pro-Am Golf Programs, scrapbooks about Crosby created by his fans.

The Library receives gift subscriptions of periodicals donated by the various Bing Crosby fan clubs, such as Club Crosby and the International Crosby Circle.

Research Material:
Materials gathered by scholars and fans about him. This includes correspondence, research notes and  manuscripts

Includes three dimensional objects such as: ice cream cartons, coloring books, buttons, clothing, etc.

The holdings for the book collection is available on the on-line catalog.

Bing Crosby Fan Club Periodicals

The Bing Crosby Fan Club Periodicals lists the holdings of various periodicals of Crosby fan clubs from throughout the world.

Bing Crosby Radio Shows

Gonzaga University has a large collection of Bing Crosby radio discs including:

  • The Bing Crosby Show : 1949 - 1954

  • Kraft Music Hall: 1943 - 1946

  • Minute Maid Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice: 1949 - 1950

  • Philco Radio Time: 1946 - 1949

  • Miscellaneous: 1936 - 1960


For a complete inventory, please contact the Gonzaga University Archives and Special Collections.

Bing Crosby at Gonzaga University
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