Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame
The US Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame, located in Baltimore, Maryland, on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, is operated by US Lacrosse. The museum showcases the history of the game of lacrosse, from its Native American origins to its present-day modern form.
On display are photographs, art, vintage equipment and uniforms, trophies, as well as other memorabilia and artifacts relating to the sport of lacrosse. Exhibits are also found on the Members of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
The mission statement of the US Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame is as follows:
It is our mission to honor men and women, past and present, who by their deeds as players, coaches, officials, and/or contributors, and by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of the sport of Lacrosse to our way of life, and to enshrine such individuals in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. In addition, we will maintain a museum, depository or showplace for memorabilia, artifacts, equipment, uniforms, written material and documents relating to and descriptive of the sport of Lacrosse and its history, including its Native American origins.
National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
The first members of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame were inducted in 1957. The museum and the hall of fame were rededicated in 1997, as part of the expansion of the US Lacrosse headquarters.
Sports Museum of America
The Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame is a Founding Sports Partner of the Sports Museum of America, joining more than 50 other single-sport Halls of Fame, National Governing Bodies, Museums and other organizations across North America to richly celebrate the history, grandeur and significance of sports in American culture. Set to open in New York City on May 7, 2008, the Sports Museum of America will showcase both the Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame and US Lacrosse in its Hall of Halls Gallery (along with providing an annual donation) in return for sharing some of the museum's valuable lacrosse artifacts and their support of the creation of the Nation's first all-sports museum experience.
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