Walk through the Fort Worth Champions exhibit entrance at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (Located in the Fort Worth Cultural District) and you already feel like a champion yourself. Step through a stadium tunnel to hear the cheers of an exuberant crowd as you are completely immersed in the interactive Fort Worth Champions exhibit which runs through Sept. 5, 2011. The interactive “Celebration Zone,” conceived and developed by the Museum’s Design and Exhibits teams, sets the stage for exploring the spirit of competition across time. Seven towering, translucent panels serve as a thematic gateway into each display, surrounding the guest with a whirling collage of images and sounds: A field of sprinters morphs into the blue waves of an Olympic pool then transforms to the lush green fairway of a golf course, then again to a football gridiron, to an endless race track, and even to arenas of the past.
The exhibit profiles more than 25 Fort Worth-based leading sports figures and teams from multiple disciplines whose stories are told through an impressive array of artifacts, trophies and multimedia. Among the items on view: TCU and Philadelphia Eagles football legend Davey O’Brien’s Heisman, Maxwell and Walter Camp trophies; Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Bob Lilly’s 1972 Super Bowl championship ring; Johnny Rutherford’s McLaren M24 Indy Car; World-champion boxer Paulie Ayala’s Bantamweight Championship belt; trick rider and rodeo pro Tad Lucas’ riding leathers and memorabilia; and special displays honoring TCU’s football, track, equestrian, baseball and rifle teams. The Rose Bowl trophy honoring the TCU football team's 2010 undefeated season will also be on display periodically when not in use by the team. These symbols of ultimate accomplishment are paired with archival footage, historical mementos and photographs, and audio interviews with the athletes to convey the opportunities and obstacles they faced on the road to success. Fort Worth Champions allows for the showcase of our city's wonderful athletes that contriute to the Fort Worth culture!
This is truly an inspirational attraction from the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for the whole family to enjoy! For more information on events in Fort Worth, Click Here.