Neville's Packers exhibit, 'Delay of Game,' wins national Leadership in History Award
Former Green Bay Packers linebacker Dave Robinson recalls discrimination when looking for housing in the 1960s. Green Bay Press-Gazette
GREEN BAY - The Neville Public Museum of Brown County has been nationally recognized for its recent Green Bay Packers exhibit.
“Delay of Game: Experiences of African American Football Players in Titletown” won a 2019 Award of Excellence by the American Association for State and Local History through its Leadership in History Awards. It’s the nation’s most prestigious recognition for achievement in state and local history through civic engagement, educational programs, exhibits, publications and special projects.
The Neville will be formally honored Aug. 30 at an awards banquet in Philadelphia.
“Delay of Game” highlighted Reggie White, Bob Mann, Emlen Tunnell and other Packers players as game changers in the history of black football players in Green Bay. The exhibit, which ran from August 2018 to March 2019, looked at the early Packers, the Vince Lombardi years, civil rights and the everyday experience of living in Green Bay.
It was also awarded the 2019 Museum Exhibit Award from the Wisconsin Historical Society.
The Neville's newest exhibit is "Birds." It features 50 taxidermy specimens, 88 eggs, 10 nests, 50 pieces of art and 25 artifacts featuring birds in fashion from the museum's collection. It runs through Aug. 18.
Admission to the Neville is free for Brown County residents (with proof of residency) from 5 to 8 p.m. July 3, with special "Birds"-related programming from 5 to 7 p.m.
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