Are you ready for some football?! Start your big game weekend off with a bang at the Putnam Museum!

Come experience the thrill and excitement of the Pro Football Hall of Fame without making the trip to Cantion, Ohio! The Putnam Museum will be kicking off a new exhibit this weekend, ‘Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’.

Gridiron Glory is the most extensive and comprehensive traveling exhibit ever done on America’s most popular sport, offering an immersive fan experience. Putnam visitors will have access to the best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s vast holding, including 200 artifacts, rare photos and one-of-a-kind documents. It will also include a 500-square-foot area dedicated to the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.

This Friday Feb 2, you are invited to attend the Gridiron Glory Tailgate Kick-Off Party! From 7 – 10 p.m. you will get an exclusive look into the world of football, enjoy live music and meet former Hawkeye and NFL pro Julian Vandervelde.

Tickets for the Tailgate Party are $25 per adult ($20 for members) or you can pick up a 6-pack of tickets for only $120! Tickets can be purchased online at

While the football season may be coming to and end this weekend, the pigskin spirit will continue at the Putnam!

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics for