Halls of Fame Team up to Open New Exhibit in Newport

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The National Sailing Hall of Fame and America’s Cup Hall of Fame have announced a collaboration to bring a new location of the America’s Cup Hall of Fame to Newport, RI. “The partnership between the National Sailing Hall of Fame and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame creates an opportunity to introduce visitors to some of sailing’s most interesting personalities. Through their stories we will celebrate and support the sport, designing an experience that invites visitors to explore the world of wind and water,” Says Heather Ruhsam, the National Sailing Hall of Fame’s Executive Director.

Being the exclusive venue for the America’s Cup for five long decades, it seems long past-due that Newport should have such a museum. Visitors will have an opportunity to explore the legacy of this race in interactive exhibits that range from the many personalities involved to the yacht design that kept America winning for over 100 years. The building chosen to house the exhibit is the historic Armory building on Thames St (which was home to many Auld Mug events over the years).

The opening date is still to be announced. For more information, visit www.herreshoff.org/achof

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