Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hall of Fame at The Neville

The 2014 football season is soon upon us, friends — and we head up Wednesday for the “Ask Vic Day” event at Lambeau Field, hosted by editor Vic Ketchman. Thursday is the Shareholders Meeting, and then Saturday is the first practice of Training Camp. As a lead-in to football season in Northeast Wisconsin, we’re posting photos from our recent visit to the temporary Packers Hall of Fame exhibit at the Neville Public Museum in downtown Green Bay. The Hall of Fame is closed at Lambeau Field until 2015 for renovations, so some of the collection is being exhibited at the Neville until that time.

The entrance to the exhibit.

Basic historical information on the Packers’ early history.

A view of part of the exhibit, showing the Hagemeister Park goalpost, being shown for the first time.

Early relics.

Early banner.

Information on the goalpost, with a close-up (below).

Exhibit hall view.

Exhibit hall view.

Exhibit hall view.

Early relics.

Early relics and a recent addition.

Championship game balls.

Seat plank from the original City Stadium.

1965 championship goalpost piece.

1962 NFL championship game ball.

1965 NFL championship game ball.

Super Bowl I game ball.

Jim Taylor’s pants and a kicking shoe from the Sixties. Note the flat toe.

Scaled-down exhibit of “Lombardi’s office.”

Vince Lombardi awards.

Vince Lombardi awards.

1965 championship trophy.

Additional Super Bowl I trophy.

“Ice Bowl” display area.

“Ice Bowl” display area.

View from “Ice Bowl” display area.

“Ice Bowl” game ball.

“Ice Bowl” color photos display area.

Game ball from the Packers’ 1,000 game.

Hall enshrinees area.

1970’s-era Packer helmet.

Brett Favre items, including one of his NFL contracts.

Game ball from final game in Milwaukee County Stadium in 1994. We were there.

Reggie White’s shoes.

Super Bowl XXXI items.

“Locker room” displays of key hall members.

Trophies from the old days.

Super Bowls I, II, and XXXI trophies.

Selected hall members plaques.

We recommend seeing the exhibit if you’ll be in town, and we look forward to the new hall in 2015. But if you never make it to Green Bay, then enjoy this glimpse. That’s what we’re here for.