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Visit us in our historic 1905 museum located in historic downtown Richmond, Indiana.
 
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 - 5:00
Other times by appointment.
Closed the first two weeks of January and National Holidays.

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PO BOX 40 815 NORTH A STREET
RICHMOND, IN 47375
PH: 765-966-2235 FAX: 765-966-5700
Our mission is to honor the men and women who have excelled in high school, college, or professional football in Indiana based on their coaching, athletic ability, citizenship, scholarship, and significant supporting contributions to the game of football, and to preserve and display memorabilia related to the game of football from the past to the present.

CANDIDATES FOR INDUCTION ANNOUNCED

The Indiana Football Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the following candidates for induction:

REGION 2  This induction ceremony will take place in South Bend on May 16, 2014.  Candidates for induction are former players Chuck Alexander, Scott Dreisbach, Ron Fellows, Mike Rosenthal, and Rick Sayers; former coach Frank Leahy; and, merit candidates Brian Boulac and Dr. Paul Macri.  As additional information is available regarding this event, it will be posted here.

REGION 5  This induction ceremony will take place in Ellettsville on June 8, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Edgewood High School.  The candidate for induction is Bill Atkinson, who was a standout player for Mississinewa High School in Region 5 who also played at IU.  Additional information regarding this ceremony can be obtained by contacting Donna at 812-876-2715

REGION 3  This induction ceremony will take place in Fort Wayne on June 11, 2014, at the Goegleins Barn.  Candidates for induction are former coaches Russ Isaacs and Russell Bush.  Addition information will be posted when it is available.

REGION 7  This induction ceremony will be held in Indianapolis on June 12, 2014, at Primo's South Banquet and Conference Center.  Candidates for induction from Region 7 are former players Jeff George, Larry Highbaugh, Robert Nipper, Dick Nyers, Dave Scheib, and Ray Wallace; coach Steve Purichia; and merit candidate Dr. Thomas Brady.  Former player Don Hansen (Region 9) and coach Mike Gillin (Region 10) will also be inducted on this evening.  Tickets are $35 each and reservations must be made by June 6th.  Please see Region 7 form below for ticket and contact information.

REGION 10  This induction ceremony will take place in Columbus on July 26, 2014, for coach candidate Bob Gaddis.  Addition information will be posted when it is available.

REGION 4  While no date has been set for this induction ceremony to be held in West Lafayette, candidates are former players Mike Alsott, Otis Armstrong, and Leroy Keyes, and coaches Russ Radtke and Tim Roth.  Additional information will be posted when it is available. 

Two additional candidates for induction in Region 4 are former coaches Tom Kelly and Mark Miller.  Details of this ceremony will be announced at a later date.  

REGION 1   This induction ceremony will take place next year in Merrillville in May, 2015.  Candidates for induction are former players Dennis Gutowski, Pat Malackowski, John "Jay" Mathias, Tim Seneff, Tom Vandenburgh, and Todd W. Van Keppel, and merit candidate Richard Boer.  Additional details regarding this ceremony will be announced at a later date.    

AS EACH CANDIDATE IS INDUCTED, A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY AND PHOTO WILL BE INCLUDED ON OUR WEBSITE.  CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING EACH CEREMONY.

IFHOF CHALLENGE MATCH A SUCCESS!

Earlier this year, the Indiana Football Hall of Fame received a wonderful monetary gift from our good neighbor, First Bank Richmond, to begin the process of technology improvements within the IFHOF.  Unfortunately, we soon realized that one thing was going to lead to another to complete this goal.  A grant was written and the IFHOF was among several non-profit organizations selected to receive matching grant dollars from the Wayne County, Indiana, Foundation.  Contributions to support the Challenge Match Grant effort were received over a 14-day window between November 12th and November 25th from our many friends of IFHOF from across the country.  It was a very successful campaign!  Click on the Wayne County Foundation icon on our home page to visit their website and learn more about the results of this grant opportunity.  A huge "THANK YOU" is extended by the IHFOF Board of Directors and museum staff to our many contributors, the Wayne County Foundation, and First Bank Richmond for the opportunity to move forward with our technology goals.

 

HALL OF FAME ARCHIVES ON DISPLAY AT LUCAS OIL STADIUM

Be sure to visit the Indiana Football Hall of Fame display cases located in Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts .  Former Colts Marketing Director, Chuck O'Hara, and former Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and a 2000 IFHOF inductee, Tom Zupancic, represented the Colts franchise for this joint endeavor.  Display items are changed throughout the football season. The Hall of Fame is extremely appreciative of the opportunity to share historical football archives with the many thousands of visitors to Lucas Oil Stadium. While at Lucas Oil cheering for the Colts, please stop by the IFHOF display cases as well. GO COLTS!

Click on attachments for current photos of the cases.  2013 inductees and scholarship winners are also highlighted elsewhere on our website. 

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