Penn State All-Sports Museum Publications Receive Two Citations
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., January 8, 2003 - Two publications produced for the Penn State All-Sports Museum have received national recognition from the International Association of Sports Museums and Halls of Fame (IASMHF).
The museum's commemorative program captured first place in its category in the 2002 IASMHF Communication Awards. In addition, the museum's brochure was selected honorable mention in its category.
The Barash Group of State College and Lou Prato, museum director, produced the two publications.
The museum, which opened February 2002, re-opened last Friday with revised operating hours for the next two months. Through March 16, the All-Sports Museum will have the following schedule:
The museum will resume regular hours on Tuesday, March 18. The regular weekday and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday hours are 12 to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays.
More than 44,000 visitors have toured the magnificent facility, which is located in the Southwest corner of Beaver Stadium.
The museum honors the student-athletes and coaches down through history who have helped make Penn State's intercollegiate athletic program one of the best in the nation. Exhibits highlight the success of 32 varsity men's and women's sports, including three that no longer have varsity status-boxing, bowling and rifle.
The museum is located in the southwest corner of Beaver Stadium adjacent to the museum gift shop operated by the Penn State Book Store. A canopy leading from Curtin Road marks the museum entrance.
There are two floors of exhibition space in the 10,000 square foot facility, with indoor sports occupying the second floor and outdoor sports on the first floor.
The lobby features a new sculpture of the Nittany Lion Mascot and a large display case holding the 57 National Championship trophies and plaques won by Penn State's athletic teams since 1921.
Admission to the museum is free but visitors need to obtain a souvenir ticket at the museum reception desk for entry into the exhibits. Visitors can park at the parking meters in the lot directly across Curtin Road from the Museum entrance and the parking meters located in the Founder's Lot on the East side of the Bryce Jordan Center.