On October 1st a private reception was hosted to officially open the new Ravens gallery at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards.
The gallery is now open to the public along with displays that have been opened upon the museum’s inception.
Many casual fans such as 19-year-old Dan Files of Timonium, Maryland come to visit the Sports Legends Museum to catch a glimpse of the past and the present of sports in Maryland.
“My overall impression of the various exhibits was clearly they put a good amount of effort into it. Having lived in Baltimore, you could tell there was a great amount of pride within the museum. It ranges from the Colts and their great game in the 50’s up until the present day Ravens. There is some history on Babe Ruth up until the present day Orioles. There’s a great myriad of items and a plethora of wealth so it was a great experience and one of which all ages can learn a great amount on.”
The 22,000 square foot museum was opened on May 14th, 2005 with Julia Ruth Stevens, the daughter of Babe Ruth, among the many sports enthusiasts in attendance.
The museum includes 17 exhibits and contains artifacts and other items from the Orioles, Colts, Terrapins, Ravens, and Blast as well as various high school and college teams.
The championship trophies from the 1966 and 1970 Orioles and the 1968 Colts highlight the group of artifacts.
The museum also links to a group of artifacts from the Babe Ruth museum which also has its own place in history.
Also featured are individual sections in honor of NBA player and Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony as well as Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps.
Anthony won a national championship in college with Syracuse and Phelps has made a name for himself on the grand stage of the Olympics winning a record-setting eight gold medals.