Posted by Jordan Y on September 11, 2013
n this day and age, there may just be a museum for everything you can think of. From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum to the National Museum of Computing you can rock out and fulfill your technology fix through amazing collections of memorabilia and industry breakthroughs. There is even a National Museum of Roller Skating located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
That’s right, the museum holds the worlds largest collection of historical roller skates which date back to 1819. You will also find patents, medals, trophies, photographs costumes and all sorts of roller skating memorabilia. The museum is a registered 501c non-profit organization and is the only dedicated roller skating museum in the world!
We agree that it might not be the most strategic location for such an awesome attraction, that is of course if you don’t live in Nebraska. After all, Nebraska is a huge state sitting right smack in the middle of America which makes it hard to visit for outsiders.
The Director of the museum, Jame Vannurden is excited to announce a successful 30 years in operation and he is truly committed to the preservation of the history of roller skating.
As Vannurden says:
Our goal is to showcase as many derby teams as we can. Anything with a team logo is acceptable. Smaller items such as stickers and patched allow the museum to display more team logos. Please contact the museum if you are interested in donating any roller derby memorabilia.
If you are interesting in donating anything related to the sport to the museum, here is a list of their most sought after items:
Visitors like to see what people wear while competing in roller skating competitions.
4. A lifesize sculpture of two girls carrying roller skates. The art collection is vast with the most notable piece of work being the original oil paintings from the Chicago Skate Company from the 1940s. They want to preserve and showcase any style of roller skate art so get in contact if you have additional artwork.
There you have it. A hidden gem in Lincoln, Nebraska with free admission. Have you ever been to the National Museum of Roller Skating? If so we’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below.