2023 ISHA Conference Hosted by the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
September 27-28, 2023
Details for the upcoming conference in Daytona Beach, FL have been released, including pre-conference trip, hotel information and schedule.
5 Things to Know About the Conference:
- Conference Hotel: We’ll be staying at The Shores Resort and Spa, right on the beach so don’t forget to pack your bathing suit!
- Early Bird Registration: For ISHA and CASH members, early bird registration is $400 until July 28th, after which registration is $500. Register Now!
- Pre Conference Tour: Join us for a VIP Tour of the Daytona International Speedway and NASCAR Archives & Research Center where you’ll have the chance to sign your name on the finish line!
- Sponsorship Opportunities: A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for our Associate Members, ranging from presenting sponsor down to the Founder’s Fund t-shirt fundraising partner.
- Our Hosts: The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is located at the Daytona International Speedway and is stocked with vehicles, artifacts and memorabilia honoring their inductees, whose achievements often span more than one of the motorsports disciplines they honor – car racing, boat racing and airplane racing among them.
Planning for the 2023 ISHA Conference hosted by the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is well underway, and we are now accepting proposals for conference sessions.
Sessions can cover a variety of subjects: collections, curation, education, fundraising, marketing, memberships, operations, programming, technology, sales, and beyond.
When putting together your proposal, please consider the following:
- Opportunities to make it hands on and/or interactive
- Practical application of the information and engaging a range of institution types, sizes, budgets, etc.
Click the following link to submit your proposal https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0ctJMn6hR_4_dW_RnnKdi9XfTwGc5wT_HUGa1lBjDzwSPmw/viewform
Completed proposals are due no later than Friday, April 12, 2023.
Questions can be directed to [email protected]
2023 ISHA Special Project Grant Application NOW AVAILABLE
The International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA) has established the Special Project Grant, supported through the Founders Fund, to provide financial assistance up to $2,000 for a project that supports museum activities intended to address at least one of the following priorities within the organization:
- Increase collection capacity
- Increase public access
- Improve documentation
- Increase awareness
- Improve preservation
- Increase interpretation
- The grant is open to all regular institutional members of ISHA.
- Preference will be given to those with the most financial need.
- This grant is envisioned to support projects between $500 and $2,000. However, projects with larger budgets where the ISHA grant of $2,000 provides significant support will be considered.
- Necessary equipment is an eligible expense. Funds may not be used for deficits/debt retirement, purchase of artifacts or ongoing operations.
- Applicants may receive a maximum of one (1) Special Project Grant within a five- (5) year period.
- A grant will be awarded only once for any specific topic within an organization.
The deadline for 2023 applications is March 31, 2023.
For more information please reference the ISHA Founders Fund & Grants webpage or download the application.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame to Undergo Renovation
The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson, Mississippi is proud to announce they will be undergoing a $3.5 million renovation to their facilities in 2023. Renovation plans include a reconfigured lobby and gift shop as well as an exterior facelift. The MS Sports Hall of Fame first opened its doors in 1996 and this will be the largest renovation project to date on the building. “The Museum houses the stories of Mississippi’s—and in many cases, the world’s—greatest athletes. We are excited to be able to upgrade the facilities for sharing these stories with our guests so they have the best experience possible.” says MSHOF Executive Director, Bill Blackwell.
CSHoF Announces Remarkable Story of Ferguson “Fergie” Jenkins to Inspire Youth
Youth across Canada will be provided the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by the journey of one of this nation’s most prolific athletes in the sport of baseball, Ferguson “Fergie” Jenkins.
Inspiring the leaders of tomorrow through the invaluable lessons of sport is at the core of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s (CSHoF) mission. Through the organization’s web-based education platform – https://link.edgepilot.com/s/cec5ce64/Ys_gM_TVTkyod0ZhGLIPQw?u=http://www.beyondthewin.ca/ – classrooms across Canada are provided with curriculum-aligned education programs and resources at no cost. In 2023, youth will have access to four (4) newly launched asynchronous program modules, sharing the lessons and impact of Ferguson Jenkins’ story, further demonstrating CSHoF’s commitment to connect youth to outstanding Canadian sport role models.
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame President and CEO, Cheryl Bernard shares the following: “we have worked extensively to provide an accessible, free education hub where teachers, students and coaches can easily access a variety of education assets. We are so proud to be developing and presenting a new asynchronous program, celebrating his 80th birthday and honouring Ferguson Jenkins as a role model in this country, in collaboration with Ferguson and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.”
“Teaming up with Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame to tell the story of Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins and his impact on sports history in Canada is a remarkable way to connect today’s youth with the past,” said Jeremy Diamond, Chair, Board of Directors of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. “We look forward to bringing this story alive and sharing it with Canadians of all ages.”
The first module of the education program will begin rolling out in June 2023 with all four (4) modules accessible to schools for the start of the 2023/24 school year
BC Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2023 Inductees
In October, the BC Sports Hall of Fame was very pleased to announce its new Class of 2023 inductees, an enlarged class to account for the disruptions to the regular nomination/selection process caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Introduced at the media announcement by Honoured Members Lori Fung and Richard Peter, the Class of 2023 will be formally inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame at the annual Induction Gala in June in Vancouver. The Class of 2023 includes:
- Mitch Berger – Football
- Jaimie Borisoff – Wheelchair Basketball
- Susan Butt – Tennis
- Dennis Kearns – Ice Hockey
- Kelsey Serwa – Ski Cross
- Mary-Anne Walz – Softball
- Wynn Gmitroski – Athletics
- Deb Huband – Basketball
- Jim Kojima – Judo
- Carla Qualtrough – Para Sports
- 1971 Richmond Roadrunners Men’s Lacrosse
- 2011-12 Penticton Vees Men’s Hockey
- Eleanor (Young) Stonehouse – Tennis
- Brian Day – Sports Medicine
W.A.C. Bennett Award
Hallowed Ground: The Sports Museum Podcast New Episode
In the latest episode of Hallowed Ground: The Sports Museum Podcast, ISHA Emerging Professional member Andrew Stockmann spoke with Tricia Herald and Bill Hawker of Elevate97, which you can find on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Upcoming episodes include a discussion on storytelling, accessibility, and social justice in sports heritage organizations with Katie Tanner of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame and Adam Thompson of the World of Little League Museum. If you would like to be a guest on the podcast, please email Andrew at [email protected].
New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame Expands Collection
With the help of its summer staff, the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame added 148 artefacts such as, art, sports cards, and trophies to the permanent collection in 2022.. Many of the artefacts are currently on display in the museum. The museum is honoured to have items donated by Fredericton born Canadian Paralympic swimmer Danielle Dorris. Danielle won a silver medal in the S7 100m backstroke at the 2020 Summer Paralympics and won gold in the S7 50m butterfly in a world record time at the 2020 Summer Paralympics.