The special exhibition opens May 28th at the Virginia Historical Society
From the Virginia Historical Society:
The Virginia Historical Society (VHS) is pleased to open the special exhibition, Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, on Saturday, May 28. The exhibition is generously sponsored by TowneBank and will be on display through September 4, 2016.
Organized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, this exhibition presents the story of professional football—from its beginning in the late nineteenth century to the cultural phenomenon it is today. Artifacts in the exhibition include such storied objects as a Super Bowl trophy, a 1917 game ball used by Jim Thorpe and the Canton Bulldogs, Tom Dempsey’s famous kicking shoe created for his half-foot, “Mean Joe” Greene’s jersey, and more than 200 other items. A wide range of hands-on interactives allows visitors to feel the weight of a player’s shoulder pads, try on a helmet and hear recorded calls from a game, or test their knowledge in an “NFL Instant Replay.” Other interactives explore the science and technology of the game. Photography, unique documents, and film footage bring the football experience to life.
Gridiron Glory is a production of Pro Football Exhibits, LLC, through a partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Museum, Canton, OH. The exhibit is owned and toured by Algonquin Museum Services, designed by Gallagher & Associates, sales by Evergreen Exhibitions and audio/film provided by NFL Films, Inc.
- Free for VHS members, and children under 6 (reserve online)
- $20 for adults (reserve online)
- $16 for adult groups of 10 or more (reservations required, reserve online)
Tickets may be purchased on our website, vahistorical.org, at our museum shop, or by calling 804.358.4901.