FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: July 28, 2008
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697
History Associates Collects Images, Writes Script for the Sports Museum of America
History Associates Incorporated has recently completed a multi-year project for the Sports Museum of America, which in the words of its founder Philip Schwalb is devoted to “creating a place where fans of all sports from all parts of the country could come to experience the feeling of triumph which is at the core of all great sports moments.” The museum, which opened in New York City on May 7, 2008, in the former Standard Oil Building, houses more than 1,100 photographs and 800 artifacts presented in ten interactive exhibit areas that use the latest technology to not only thrill visitors but bring them into the action. By partnering with more than sixty sporting organizations, the Sports Museum offers a stunning array of memorabilia and stories that offers a unique perspective on America’s sporting culture.
History Associates, working for more than two years in conjunction with the design firm Gallagher & Associates (G&A), conducted research and helped conceptualize and provide content for several key exhibit areas, securing more than 800 images. G&A project manager Todd Kinser said, “HAI was there for every step of the process providing creative ideas, imagery, and historical facts whenever needed.” In addition, HAI worked closely with the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Heisman Foundation to write the narrative script for two specialized exhibit areas the Billie Jean King International Women’s Sports Center and the Heisman Trophy gallery.
About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit www.historyassociates.com.