For the first time ever (and for a limited time only), hockey fans will be able to view 50 years of St. Louis Blues memorabilia and archives at the St. Louis Public Library at 1301 Olive Street in downtown St. Louis.
"50 Years of Blood, Sweat and Cheers - A Tribute to the St. Louis Blues and their Fans" opened Monday, Dec. 5 at the Central Library. The exhibit, which is presented by St. Louis Public Library, is made possible through the support of Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Weekdays: 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The exhibit is free to attend and does not require a library card.
The exhibit is open through March 4 and includes the original boards from the Old Arena on Oakland Avenue, a prototype St. Louis Blues jersey, an amazing Glenn Hall statue replica, season ticket holder holiday cards from the Salomons - the original owners of the team - and game-used sticks, jerseys and even many items loaned and donated from the personal collections of Blues fans.
"This is really, really rewarding to come here and really see our history come to life, to see so many pieces of memorabilia that our fans have donated to this project and that really tell the story of the St. Louis Blues," said Blues President & CEO Chris Zimmerman. "I think it's a real tribute to so many of the people that have built this organization and the fans who have made up this organization. I just hope a lot of people get here and get the opportunity to experience it."