Football season is here! What better way to celebrate than getting an inside look at the sport’s rich past? Fans: Head on over to the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation (between games, of course) and intercept its new touring exhibit, Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, going on Oct. 3, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, this limited-time show features hundreds of the game’s most iconic artifacts – including the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Jerry Rice’s record-breaking football and Jim Brown’s jersey, plus personal artifacts from dozens of pro icons and loads of other items chronicling the sport’s story. (Note that photography and recording devices are strictly prohibited.)
Apart from seeing actual pieces of football’s history, fans can also slip into a helmet rigged with coach-to-player communication, test their vertical leaping skills, see some hard-hitting NFL films – like Fantastic Finishes and others – step into an authentic replay booth and more.
Gridiron Glory opens Friday Oct. 3, 2014 and runs through Sunday Jan. 4, 2015. It’s open daily during regular museum hours, which are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (except Thanking and Christmas days). Admission to the exhibit is free with the purchase of general museum tickets, which are $13.50/kids and $18/adults. Wear your favorite football jersey through Nov. 30, 2014 to score $2 off the ticket price!
For more information on the Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame touring exhibit at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, visit the Metro Parent calendar listing.