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Bob Hope: An American Treasure

May 30th, 2013 by ExhibitFiles

Bob Hope: An American TreasureAfter a successful four-year showing at its location in St. Augustine, Fla., the World Golf Hall of Fame, with the support of the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, has launched Bob Hope: An American Treasure as a traveling exhibit with stops to be scheduled in 14-16 locations through 2015 and beyond.

The 2,200-square foot exhibit tells the story of the Guinness World Records book “most honored” entertainer through a series of 15 themed exhibit display units that celebrate his comedic contributions, achievements in entertainment, relationships with a number of U.S. Presidents and his other passion – golf. It traces his family’s arrival at Ellis Island, life as part of an immigrant family in Cleveland, his struggles to succeed in New York in entertainment, the success and family life he found in Hollywood and how golf and his love for the military took him around the world.

The traveling exhibit includes reproductions of more than 200 vintage photos, seven videos and more than 160 items including an original vaudeville contract from 1922, his Ellis Island medal, the final set of golf clubs used in his life, Emmy and Honorary Oscar awards, an outfit he wore during USO tours, gifts and awards from Presidents and other celebrities, his Congressional Gold Medal awarded by President John F. Kennedy, and his “Honorary Veteran Citation” from Congress, which he called the most important honor of his life. In addition, the exhibit includes a 30-stop audio tour, available on iTunes, and an educational program.

Exhibit Name Bob Hope: An American Treasure
Exhibit Topic History
Exhibit Opened 2011
Price $45,000 for 3 months
Exhibit Size 2,000 – 2,500 Sq. Feet
Museum Name World Golf Hall of Fame
Contact Name Andy Hunold
Contact Email ahunold@wghof.org
Contact Phone 904-940-4155
Contact City St Augustine
Contact Country United States
Websites http://www.worldgolfhalloffame.org/hof/Hopeontheroad.php

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