Volunteers Needed to Get 'Ready for Some Football'

For immediate release

Release dated: 
July 22, 2016
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org
Lauren Peck, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org

Volunteers Needed to Get 'Ready for Some Football'

MNHS is recruiting volunteers for new Gridiron Glory exhibit to open this fall

The Minnesota Historical Society is looking for volunteers who have an interest in sports, history, and helping the public, for the new exhibit "Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame," Sept. 24, 2016 to Jan. 15, 2017, at the Minnesota History Center.

Organized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the exhibit is the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibit ever created on America’s favorite sport. It features more than 200 artifacts, photos and rare documents, footage from the NFL Film archives, and interactive experiences. A section of the exhibit will be devoted to the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp, where visitors can work on their vertical leap, broad jump, kicking and passing games.

Volunteers will be asked to learn about the exhibit and then share that information with visitors of all ages. They will greet visitors, facilitate learning activities and monitor guest interactions in the exhibit. Volunteers should apply online by Aug. 31, 2016 to be considered for this appointment.

Volunteers are essential to the Minnesota Historical Society. More than 2,400 volunteers contribute to the work of our mission each year.

About the Minnesota Historical Society
MNHS is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.