Town & Team: An Inseparable Bond

This exhibit tells the story of the strong bond between the Packers and the community they represent. Starting in the late 1920s and well into the 1960s, most players lived downtown or nearby and were everywhere to be seen by fans who might have idolized them but also gave them their space. More recently, the connection between town and team can be seen through the charitable work of both the players and the organization. This exhibit features Packers’ hang-outs and the communities’ commitment to support the team.

Admit One: The History of the Packers Tickets

This exhibit tells the story of how the Packers have always been the hot ticket in Green Bay, dating all the way back to a packed house in their first professional league game and continuing today at legendary Lambeau Field. It explores the history of Packers tickets being sold at various locations including the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Legion Park, and the downtown Packers office building. This exhibit also features memorable tickets at Lambeau Field such as Vince Lombardi’s first win, the Ice Bowl, the Instant Replay game, and the Monday Night Miracle.

The International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., will host the International Sports Heritage Association’s 50th annual conference from Oct. 21-23, 2020. This will be the fourth time ISHA has been to Newport for a conference – the most of any location. It also hosted in 1976, 1989 and 2012. The International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame, located in Kingston, R.I. also hosted, making this ISHA’s fifth visit to America’s smallest state.

Mark your calendars and click here to see what makes Newport such an attractive conference location.

The International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA) has launched a new education section on its website (www.sportsheritage.org) that features museum-related assets and forms contributed by fellow members as well as a section for members to contribute educational articles.

The new section, titled ISHA University, has a members-only password protected area that features assets and forms categorized by the following (www.sportsheritage.org/members-area/assets/):

  • Collection
  • Curatorial/Exhibits
  • Marketing/Programming (events)
  • Museum Education/School groups/Other groups
  • Staffing
  • Retail
  • Emergencies
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Other

Additionally, there is an ISHA University information page (www.sportsheritage.org/members-area/isha-university-information/), which will be the home to educational articles contributed by members but in a public section of the website.

“The ISHA board wanted to provide a tidy package of educational offerings to its members,” ISHA president Bryan Morry said. “Nobody can help answer institutional questions better than peers in the field. So we have many documents and forms categorized so members can easily access them. We also want our members to contribute articles that could be helpful to colleagues. There are currently nearly 50 forms and documents accessible and we hope to continually add to this.

“One of the best things about ISHA is that members are so willing to share information with one another. We hope this program continues to grow and serves the sports heritage industry for years to come,” Morry added.

The ISHA board encourages members to share any documents or forms that might be helpful to peers while also reviewing the available selection. To contribute and asset or an article, one can email [email protected] with the subject ISHA U CONTRIBUTION.

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame has had a busy start to the summer.
Our newest exhibit, Evolution of Sport, opened on June 6 and takes visitors through the history and evolution of the tools of the trade for numerous sports. Using artifacts from our permanent collection, visitors can see the progression of safety equipment and sporting implements from the 19th century to today as technology and new materials changed the sports we play.
The exhibit also features a touch table which allows visitors to interact with some vintage equipment to get a better feel for how sports were played in the near and distant past. The exhibit will run until August 17.
Our Creating Active Champions program begins on July 2 for another year. The program is offered over seven weeks for students between the ages of 4-12. Over their 90-minute stay, guests will learn some of Saskatchewan’s sports history while also taking part in physical activities on our multi-sport simulator, adaptive curling rink and also playing games outside in Victoria Park adjacent to the Hall.
The program is offered twice a day until August 16. Available spaces were more than 70 per cent full in advance. Thanks to our community and sports agency sponsors, each child will receive a gift bag with equipment to help them stay active and other sports-related goodies.
After a long winter, we kicked off the warmer weather by hitting the road with our mobile exhibit trailer as part of our Never Give Up program.
The program and trailer toured schools in the province with SSHF inductee Ted Jaleta who shared his inspiring story with the students. Jaleta fled the Ethiopian Civil War after being shot, imprisoned and tortured before escaping and settling in Canada in 1982.
The Never Give Up program began in 2011 and has featured a number of Saskatchewan sports personalities over the years who have shared their stories of overcoming obstacles and hardships to achieve their success.

The International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA) is a non-profit membership organization established in 1971. The mission of ISHA is to educate, promote and support organizations and individuals engaged in the celebration of sports heritage.

ISHA is currently accepting proposals for website hosting and maintenance services for its website. ISHA moved to a word press site with the help of Command Base in 2016. Since then, we would like to update our web hosting services to seek competitive rates, accessible customer service, with reliable services and the potential to grow.

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from various organizations; conduct a fair and extensive evaluation based on criteria listed herein; and select
the candidate who will best service ISHA and its needs to support our over 140 member institutions, associates and corporate members.

Click here to view the RFP

The ISHA Board of Directors has increased the funding designated to educate its membership. For 2016, as many as three (3) Conference Grants of up to $1,000 (maximum) each and one (1) of up to $3,000 (maximum) will be made available to member institutions. The larger grant (up to $3,000) is available to members outside the United States and Canada. Conference registration fees are waived as part of the packages.

The travel grants are available to regular ISHA member institutions to provide a maximum of $1,000 per person per organization in order that one or more representatives of an organization may attend the ISHA annual conference. An institution may receive a grant once every five (5) years. At least one of the grants must be awarded to a first-time attendee.

The $6,000 for the grants is from the Founders’ Fund, which is supported by initiatives such as a Silent Auction, a Reverse Raffle and monetary gifts from members.

Additionally, up to three (3) Conference Registration-Only Grants, valued at $325, will be offered to member institutions.

Applications for all Conference Grants are due by June 15, 2016. Please click here to download the application.

The 2016 Annual ISHA Conference will be held September 26-28 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is hosted by Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

 

 

In 2016, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates the bobblehead collecting phenomenon with a new exhibit that highlights the many and varied designs and styles of one of the most unique and popular promotional items ever created. Bobblehead promotions help sell out ballparks and arenas around the country. The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum’s bobblehead exhibit highlights the bobblehead craze through the display of a wide array of bobbleheads dating to the introduction of the collectible as a novelty item in the early 1960s.

Bobbleheads come in an almost limitless variety of styles and have featured as subjects athletes, movie and television stars and political figures. The exhibit will feature all of the Cincinnati Reds bobbleheads that have been created as ballpark giveaways dating to the first set that was issued in 2001, plus every bobblehead issued by the Reds Hall of Fame. Along with the Reds bobbleheads, the exhibit will also include a selection of bobbleheads from other Major League teams as well as those from other sports and non-sports bobbleheads. Over 500 different bobbleheads will be on display.

The Reds Hall of Fame’s bobblehead exhibit promises to be a fun and exciting exploration of a most entertaining collectible.