I hope that the HOF will be open for the 2016 Grand American.One of my favorite at the old HOF was Punkin Flock,What a great lady shooter.With it being on the ground floor it will be more accessable,no stairs is a good thing.It is always nice to look at trapshooting history and all of the past people that have shot the sport and did't have all the special equiptment that we now have.
I wouldn't want to shoot some of the old guns.I am a little bit of a recoil sissy.
Plans at this time are to have a ribbon cutting ceremony at the HOF museum at the 2016 Grand American, in Sparta, IL. HOF Trustees are working with builders to finish some small projects before the display cabinets arrive next month. Items that have been in secure storage will come after that so displays can be created.
Thank you Karla. I enjoyed meeting you there and getting the tour of the building, timing is everything. Some step up from what we had in Vandalia and will look very nice when filled. The trustees have done a fine job getting this far in a year and thank YOU for all you have done for our sport.
that is a "style" of roof, called a pergola, it is supposed to be open, it will make shade but not shelter from rain. The mechanical things outside will be addressed so they will be behind landscaping. I have an article upcoming in TrapshootingUSA that will give more details.
I really hope they have the Hall of Fame open during the time period that the SCTP holds their National Championship on the grounds. What a great thing for the kids to see and to learn about the greats of our sport. We had a great turn out for the Kids, in fact more kids shot the 16 yard SCTP National Championship event than shot the ATA Clay Target Championship event. Plus due to a new partnership, all the kids were ATA members. I sure hope the HOF is open, I want my team to see it and learn a little bit of history.