Presented by the World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, this exhibit tells the story of the Guinness World Records book “most honored” entertainer through a series of 15 themed exhibit display units that celebrate his comedic contributions, achievements in entertainment, relationships with a number of US Presidents, and his other passion – golf. It traces his family’s arrival at Ellis Island, life as part of an immigrant family in Cleveland, his struggles to succeed in New York in entertainment, the success and family life he found in Hollywood, and how golf and his love for the military took him around the world.
The exhibit includes reproductions of more than 200 vintage photos, seven videos and more than 170 items including an original vaudeville contract from 1922, his Ellis Island medal, the final set of golf clubs used in his life, Emmy and Honorary Oscar awards, an outfit he wore during USO tours, gifts and awards from Presidents and other celebrities, his Congressional Gold Medal awarded by President John F. Kennedy, and his “Honorary Veteran Citation” from Congress, which he called the most important honor of his life. In addition, the exhibit includes a 30-stop audio tour and an educational program.
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, UT 84119
Monday - Thursday, 9AM - 6PM or by special arrangement. Call 801-965-5100 or contact Michael Christensen to schedule an after or off hours visit.
About the World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, located at World Golf Village Resort, is just a chip shot from the historic city of St. Augustine, Florida and just south of Jacksonville on Northeast Florida’s Coast. Just two hours from Orlando, the Hall is a must-see destination for golfers and non-golfers alike. Those who appreciate the history of the game will trace its origins beyond four hundred years ago but will also enjoy seeing items from modern day champions whose items go on display after major championships throughout the year. The Hall, a non-profit institution, honors more than 140 of the game’s greats through displays of thousands of artifacts, hours of video and vintage photographs. Each member has a personal locker in which items from their careers and personal lives are on display. Plan your trip to the Hall of Fame by visiting WorldGolfHallofFame.org.