All-Sports Museum to hold Olympic-themed events in July, August

The Penn State All-Sports Museum will be celebrating the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England with a variety of programming throughout July and August.

The museum will present the “Ball Games of the World” exhibit from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, in the recruiting lounge, with a special presentation beginning at noon. The collection from around the world has been gathered by Ken Swalgin, associate professor of kinesiology at Penn State York. The exhibit is open to the public.

At 1 p.m. On Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21, the museum will hold a free showing of the Olympic film "Chariots of Fire." Refreshments will be served and the film is free and open to the community.

Join us on Thursday, July 26, as the museum hosts a panel discussion with Penn State Olympians. Mary Ellen Clark, Erica Walsh, Char Morett and Royal Mitchell will share their journey and victories in the Olympic world games.

On Friday, July 27, the museum is helping our youngest visitors prepare for the opening ceremonies by providing a free Olympic Torch craft and an Olympic scavenger hunt throughout the galleries. Registration is not required and the event is free and open to the community.

Throughout the month of August, the museum will host a gallery talk every Friday at noon about outstanding Penn Staters and their Olympic journeys. The gallery talks are free and open to the community, and registration is not required.

For more information about these events, visit us on the Web at or call 814-865-0044.

Last Updated July 17, 2012