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Football Hall of Fame Visits Richmond

Meg M. Eastman
Virginia Historical Society

Looking for something to do with a young football fan this summer? The Virginia Historical Society in Richmond may not be known for its young audience, but a new special exhibition this summer could change that. 

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is in Canton Ohio, the birthplace of the NFL. But Virginians won’t have to travel to Ohio this summer to see a Super Bowl trophy, Peyton Manning’s jersey, or more than 200 other football artifacts.

Instead, they’ll be right here in Richmond, says Greg Hansard, curator with the Virginia Historical Society.

“The exhibit covers anything from economic history, up to integration with African-Americans entering the sport in 1946. To things that are very interactive," Hansard says. "From an instant re-play booth where you can act like you’re an official trying to make the call. To also parts where you can put on a football player’s helmet and hear the calls coming in from the sideline coach."

The special exhibition called “Gridiron Glory” is on display now through September 4th. Tickets are free for VHS members, and $20 for everyone else. 

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