Brooklynites Launch Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Museum


Comedians Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen live together in New York and have a particularly New York problem: An apartment with an odd layout.


Essentially, their Brooklyn flat has a long hallway at the front. A really, really long hallway.

To fill the void in their home (and their lives) Harkins and Olen have decided to build the first-ever museum devoted to sparring ice skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.

The duo watched ESPN’s Tonya Harding doc, The Price Of Gold—which recounts the hobbling attack on Kerrigan in the run-up to the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships—and were inspired to immortalize the kneecap-heard-round-the-world with a micro-museum.


The crux of the exhibits will be “the enlargement of historical documents,”—i.e., photos of Tonya and Nancy—on the walls of their foyer. There’s no word on whether they’ll include Tonya’s sex tape or boxing match against Paula Jones, but fingers crossed!


Harkins and Olen created a Kickstarter campaign to fund the endeavor, with rewards including “The Brian Boitano Package,” which gets you a starter kit to start your own Harding-Kerrigan annex. For a $10,000 donation  (“The Olympic Gold Medal Package”) you can spend the weekend at the museum, and get a case of Diet Coke, high tea service for four, and “a big party at a venue with cupcakes and a DJ following a TED Talk about Tonya and Nancy.”

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The Kickstarter met it’s rather modest $75 goal by racking in $2,036 from 150 generous donors. Brooklyn, get ready.