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The Penn State All-Sports Museum Announces Gallery Talks
On Wednesday, August 24, 2016* at 12pm noon, the museum will host Glenn Thiel in the lacrosse gallery. Thiel is a 1966 graduate of Penn State and a 1970 post-graduate of Massachusetts with a master’s in physical education. Theil was the Penn State men’s lacrosse coach from 1978-2010, following his father’s legacy, who coached from 1935-1956. In 33 years at Penn State, Thiel led the team to the NCAA tournament, numerous top 20 national rankings, and conference regular season crowns.
On Thursday, September 1, 2016 and Friday, September 2, 2016 at 12pm noon, the museum will host Lou Prato in the football gallery. Prato is a ’59 graduate of Penn State, sports historian, and author of many Penn State athletic books, including what many call the Bible of Penn State Football: The Penn State Football Encyclopedia. In 2000, Prato was hired by Penn State to help organize and start the Penn State All-Sports Museum, and from 2001 to 2005 he served as the museum’s first director. Lou continues to write, with his most recent book 100 Things Penn State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, published in August 2015.
On Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 12pm noon, the museum will host Coach Charlene Morett-Curtiss in the field hockey gallery. Morett-Curtiss is a 1979 graduate of Penn State and was an outstanding field hockey player. She is a two-time Olympian, 1980 and 1984, earning a bronze medal in 1984. Morett-Curtiss returned to her alma mater to take the reins of head coach in 1987 when Gillian Rattray retired. Morett-Curtiss is in her 29th season coaching at Penn State, touting a 440-170-8 record. Morett-Curtiss has been inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame, and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame, in addition to seven Mideast Region Coach of the Year awards and five Big Ten Coach of the Year awards.
On Friday, October 21, 2016 at 12pm noon, the museum will host Dr. Nathan Althouse in the basketball gallery. Dr. Althouse earned three degrees from Penn State, graduating in 1994, 1996, and finally with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education in 2007. Althouse played basketball for Penn State in the early 90’s alongside John Amaechi. He remained in athletics throughout his career, working for Varsity S Club from 2007-2009, as an academic advisor in the Morgan Academic Support Center for Student Athletes from 2009-2014, and currently serves as the Athletic and Community Relations Director for the Penns Valley Area School District.
On Wednesday, November 9, 2016* at 12pm noon, the museum will host Lori Rose in the volleyball gallery. Rose graduated from Penn State in 1985 with a degree in marketing. Rose is a three-time All-American for Penn State and was awarded the Atlantic 10 MVP in 1983. She is in the Norwin High School Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She went on to marry Coach Russ Rose in 1986, and they have 4 sons. She currently serves as the camp director for Volleyball Express, a position she’s held for the past 29 years.
On Friday, December 2, 2016 at 12pm noon, the museum will host its final gallery talk of 2016 with Joe Battista in the hockey gallery. Battista is a 1983 Penn State graduate of the Smeal College of Business with a degree in marketing. He captained the Icers while an undergraduate and went on to coach the team for 19 years, winning six ACHA national titles, playing in 10 straight national championship games, winning more than 500 games as head coach, and obtaining ACHA Division I Coach of the Year honors in 1999-2000 and 2001-2002. Battista is best known for facilitating the largest financial gift in the University’s history: $88 million from Terry and Kim Pegula. Battista currently works as a speaker, author, and consultant for his business PRAGMATIC Passion, LLC.
For more information, call 814-863-5689 or email email@example.com
Day time parking is avlialbie in the small metered lot diagonally across from the museum.
Penn State All-Sports Museum Beaver Stadium Tours
Beaver stadium tours include the media room, home locker room,
tunnel and field, as well as recruiting and club areas.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and Friends
of the Penn State All-Sports Museum.
Tickets are on sale now, for Friends of the Penn State All-Sports Museum.
Tickets will be available to the general public about 3 weeks prior to each tour.
To become a friend of the Penn State All-Sports Museum,
call 814-865-0044, during museum hours.
Tour tickets can be ordered by calling 1-800-NITTANY
8am -5pm Monday-Friday
Parents & Family Weekend
Friday, Oct. 14th, 2016 tour times: 2pm & 4pm
Saturday, Oct. 15th, 2016 tour times: 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
Sunday, Oct. 16th, 2016 tour times: 8am, 10am &12pm & 2pm
Public registration date: Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 10am
Make It a Blue & White Birthday at the All-Sports Museum
Come celebrate your birthday at the heart of Nittany Nation! The Penn State All-Sports Museum at Beaver Stadium will provide pizza, soda (or other drinks), popcorn, pretzels, and a Penn State-themed cake. Party activities will include a museum gallery game, tailgating games, face painting, our fan favorite Beaver Stadium backdrop with real Penn State football equipment, a football or basketball for the birthday child's guests to autograph, and favors for all guests.
Parties are available during regular museum hours, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-4 p.m. The week prior to a home football game, the museum is unable to offer birthday parties.
The cost of a party is $250/10 guests, and $15 per guest thereafter. The cost covers all food, party favors, games, space, a personal party host/hostess, and access to the museum galleries. Party duration is 2 hours. The Museum requests a $50 deposit upon reservation of the party.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book your birthday party today! (We ask you book your party at least 6 weeks in advance).
March 19, 2013- Natalie Dell: What it Took to Become Penn State's First Olympian in Rowing
March 13, 2013- All Sports Museum welcomed guest speaker Karen Schuckman, Penn State's first female All-American
February 6, 2013- All Sports Museum Host Deryck Toles: Anything's Possible
Sept 18, 2012 - All Sports Museum Host Title IX Panel Discussion
July 16, 2012 - Olympic Speakers and Events Come to the Penn State All-Sports Museum
July 13, 2012 - All Sports Museum Opens Olympics Exhibits
April 12, 2012 - All-Sports Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary
February 21, 2012 - Rohan Murphy Kicks Off Week of All-Sports Museum Events
July 1, 2011 - Fame "Original Nittany Lion" Lands at All-Sports Museum
March 15, 2011 - Pat McTarsney Kicks Off All-Sports Museum Women's History Month Series
February 17, 2011 - FEATURE: The Long Road to Success: A Talk with Lisa Salters
February 1, 2011 - Museum Announces Black History Month Celebration
October 21, 2010 - All-Sports Museum Hosts Trick or Treat Night Oct. 26
September 24, 2010 - All-Sports Museum Offers Beaver Stadium Tours on Oct. 2
May 4, 2010 - All-Sports Museum to Host Graduation Photos at Beaver Stadium on May 15
February 5, 2010 - PSU All-Sports Museum Celebrates Black History Month Starting Friday
October 22, 2009 - Trick-or-Treat Night Hosted by All-Sports Museum Set for Oct. 29
July 9, 2009 - Penn State Football Alum Matthew Rice to Exhibit Work at All-Sports Museum During Arts Fest
July 1, 2009 - PSU All-Sports Museum Open to the Public for Central Pennsylvania's 4th Fest Celebration
May 12, 2009 - The Penn State All-Sports Museum's Lion Cub Zone Presents a Summer Film Festival Starting May 22
April 9, 2009 - Penn State All-Sports Museum Celebrates National Student Athlete Month
April 2, 2009 - Penn State All-Sports Museum Welcomes Cole Cullen
March 4, 2009 - All-Sports Museum Brings in Accomplished Speakers for Women's History Month
January 27, 2009 - The Penn State All-Sports Museum Welcomes Series, "Breaking Barriers: The Story and Legacy of African-American Athletes at Penn State"
October 14, 2008 - Lion Cub Zone Debuts This Weekend at the All-Sports Museum
September 27, 2007 - Penn State On The Air Exhibit Open at Penn State All-Sports Museum
April 12, 2007 - New Exhibits & Changes Set for Penn State All-Sports Museum
August 4, 2006 - All-Sports Museum Offering Graduating Seniors a Beaver Stadium Photo Opportunity
March 13, 2006 - Hickman Named Executive Director of Penn State All-Sports Museum
January 12, 2006 - Penn State All-Sports Museum To Have Revised Hours During Winter Months
June 30, 2005 - Penn State All-Sports Museum Announces Hours For July 4th Activities
December 10, 2004 - Penn State All-Sports Museum To Show "Something For Joey"
December 6, 2004 - Penn State All-Sports Museum Welcomes 100,000th Visitor
August 18, 2004 - Special Exhibit Honoring Penn State Olympians Opens at All-Sports Museum
February 18, 2003 - Penn State All-Sports Museum Celebrates First Anniversary
January 8, 2003 - Penn State All-Sports Museum Publications Receive Two Citations
February 18, 2002 - More Than 1,400 Tour the Penn State All-Sports Museum On Opening Day
February 13, 2002 - Penn State All-Sports Museum To Open Sunday
January 15, 2002 - Penn State All-Sports Museum To Open February 17
November 7, 2001 - Penn State All-Sports Museum To Open in January