(SHERMAN, Texas) September 14, 2012 — The Sherman Museum today announced that it will host a special exhibition honoring Grayson County’s rich gridiron legacy. The exhibition, entitled
“Grayson County Football”, will be displayed October 1 through November 15, 2012. Admission for this special exhibition will be $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for youths (ages 5-18). Children
under 5 are free.
Teams to be highlighted are all Grayson County high schools, including Sherman and Denison, and Austin College. In addition to the game itself, the exhibition will showcase team rivalries, band and cheer components, as well as the community spirit behind
the local team.
Grayson County’s distinguished gridiron history dates back more than a century, starting with Austin College’s first game against Texas A & M in 1896. The Sherman-Denison cross-town contest has been played for 106 years, making it the longest running high school rivalry in Texas, and has become known as the “Battle for the Axe”. “Football plays a profound role in our culture,” noted The Sherman Museum Director, Dan Steelman. “Generations have played the game, cheered the players and supported their hometown team. It is part of who we are. We are pleased to honor this tradition.”
Chris Rumohr, Museum Coordinator, said that all county high schools and Austin College have been contacted and have agreed to participate to varying degrees. “Everybody has been extremely cooperative and enthusiastic about the exhibit. To my knowledge, there has never been an exhibit bringing all county schools together.”
The Sherman Museum gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the county high schools, Austin College, Denison Alumni Association, and Sherman High School Ex-Students Association Museum in making this exhibition possible.
The Sherman Museum is located at 301 South Walnut in Sherman, Texas.
About The Sherman Museum
The Sherman Museum is a non-profit 501(c) (3) educational organization devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects of historical significance to Grayson County and the Greater North Texas Region. The museum was previously known as The Red River Historical Museum prior to a name change in March 2011.
For more information about The Sherman Museum contact us at www.theshermanmuseum.org.
-From The Sherman Museum