Milwaukee will be home to National Bobblehead Hall of Fame & Museum, expected to open in 2016
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has announced its establishment and intention to locate in Milwaukee.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will display the world’s largest collection of bobbleheads and bobblehead-related exhibits and be the premier source of bobblehead related news and information online (www.bobbleheadhall.com) and at the Museum.
“We are very excited to bring such a unique attraction to the great city of Milwaukee. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will be a fun venue for collectors, fans and visitors to experience all things bobble-related. Milwaukee is such a unique city with a long sports history, making it a perfect location for collectors and fans around the world to gather for the ultimate bobblehead experience,” Phil Sklar, the Hall of Fame and Museum’s Co-Founder and CEO said.
Museum members will receive exclusive benefits including a limited edition bobblehead of the Hall’s Mascot, which will be created through a national competition. The first 1,500 members will receive an individually numbered gold jersey edition of the Founding Member Bobblehead, with the next 18,500 members receiving the white jersey edition. Memberships include several perks in addition to exclusive access to online content and unlimited Museum admission. Members will have the honor of voting to induct the most unique bobbleheads into the Bobblehead Hall of Fame on an annual basis.
“The excitement and membership pre-sales during the pre-launch efforts have been tremendous, and we are excited to officially announce the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum to the world. Becoming a member or helping to fund the Museum through the Museum’s Kickstarter campaign will help us build the highest quality Hall of Fame and Museum possible,” Brad Novak, the Hall of Fame and Museum’s Co-Founder and President said.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is still evaluating several potential locations in Milwaukee. In addition to the Hall of Fame and Museum space, plans include ample room for special events such as birthday parties, autograph signings, weddings and meetings and a store featuring bobbleheads and Hall of Fame and Museum merchandise. Plans also include the Bobblehead Bar and Grill featuring a bobblehead-themed, locally sourced menu.
“Brad and I have been collecting bobbleheads for over a decade and we look forward to sharing the world’s largest bobblehead collection as well as dozens of bobblehead-related exhibits with everyone,” Sklar, who plans to open the physical National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum by 2016 said.
To learn more about the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, membership options, and the collection, visit www.bobbleheadhall.com.