During a hunt in 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to kill a Black Bear. After political cartoons depicting the incident were published, toy-makers started creating “Teddy Bears.”
Covering more than 5000 square feet, Gridiron Glory is the most extensive exhibition ever built about America’s most popular sport. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has lent 200 of its rarest artifacts to the exhibition, including legendary football gear, photos, and documents. Featuring NFL Films video footage and a series of interactive displays, Gridiron Glory tackles everything from football’s cultural impact to the science behind the game. This groundbreaking exhibition puts visitors in the game alongside football’s greatest pioneers, players, and coaches.