For anyone making their way through Canton, OH between now and Hall of Fame weekend, the ‘Remember the AFL’ exhibit at the Pro Football HOF opened this weekend and will be on display through February 2010.
Included in the exhibit are one-of-a-kind game-worn artifacts, photos, documents and a video history that pays tribute to the league’s owners, players and coaches, circumstances of play and milestone events.
One artifact featured that represents the single most important milestone of the league’s history is the pen that on November 8, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson used to sign Public Law 89-800 that carried the rider approving the merger of the AFL and NFL.
Also featured in the exhibit are artifacts from some of the league’s stars including Bills safety George Saimes.
In addition to the exhibit, the Hall of Fame’s website Profootballhof.com will feature a season’s worth of flashbacks to the AFL. Initial content on the league’s history will be posted on the site to coincide with the exhibit’s opening and new features will be added through the 2009 NFL season.
Tags: 50th Season, George Saimes, Pro Football Hall of Fame
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