If you’ve never been to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, you are in luck. A Hall of Fame Traveling Exhibit is in Omaha during the College World Series. Andy Couch is the curator and says visitors are in for a treat.
Couch says, “This is the largest traveling museum in the country. We have five different exhibits here. We have two of those are virtual reality. We also have the only mobile IMAX in existence. In addition to all of that our exhibits are extremely engaging. You can create your own plaque. You can also create your own history selfie. You can search through all the Hall of Fame plaques and in addition to that we have 45 artifacts from the Hall of Fame. Some of our very best stuff.” He says it is 15 trucks and they have over 20 full time staff and it is a big partnership between Major League Baseball, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and IMAX. All 45 artifacts are from Cooperstown.
Some of those artifacts include Babe Ruth’s last homerun ball, Yogi Berra’s mitt, Jackie Robinson’s 1955 World Series cap and glasses worn by Harry Caray. The virtual reality experiences include attending the Cub’s World Series Championship Parade and taking part in a homerun derby. Couch says there is something of interest for young and old.
The exhibit is at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha through June 28th.