Special exhibition celebrates the Steelers
November 6, 2007
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of one of sports most storied franchises, the Senator John Heinz History Center welcomes a new exhibition this fall, Pittsburgh Steelers 75h Season Celebration: Treasures from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The exhibition, which will be featured in the History Center's first floor McGuinn Gallery, opens November 10 and will be on view until February 10, 2008.
Included in the 5,000-square foot exhibition are the best Steelers items from the pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio; the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum; and the Steelers organization.
The exhibition will feature more than 100 specially selected artifacts, including the section of Three Rivers Stadium turf from Franco Harris' “Immaculate Reception;” jerseys from Steelers Hall of Famers such as Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw and others; Rocky Bleier's Purple Heart awarded during the Vietnam War; the 2004 NFL draft card from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and others.
The bronze busts of all 19 Steelers Hall of Fame inductees will be featured at the center the first week of the exhibit, marking the first time that the busts have been on display outside the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
This unprecedented exhibit will also welcome a “super” addition with the arrival of all five Steelers' Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Championship trophies during Thanksgiving weekend, November 23-25. The Lombardi trophies rarely travel outside the team headquarters, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to see the championship trophies up close.
The History Center and Sports Museum is at 1212 Smallman Street, Strip District, and are open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit http://www.pghhistory.org.