Football is the number one sport in North America. Some may rue that truth and some may cheer it; where you stand on that point says a lot about what you look for in a sporting contest. But in contrast to the endless spring, summer and fall of a long baseball season, football offers a compact handful of games, lending each one maximum import and excitement. Its surface violence aside, it’s a beautiful game of finely detailed strategy and high drama. The great American rite of autumn also has a fascinating history that’s detailed in a new exhibit called “Gridiron Glory: the Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.” This traveling show has found a temporary practice facility at the Washington State History Museum with more than 200 football artifacts, rare photos and irreplaceable documents culled from the Pro Football Hall of Fame collections to cheer, ranging from an 1892 accounting sheet dubbed pro football’s “birth certificate” to Knute Rockne’s leather helmet to an elevator switch from the lift Art Rooney was in when he missed the Immaculate Reception.
Three Magnets Brewing Co. will find a hole in its defensive line of busy brewing schedule to provide liquid refreshments for a special night celebrating this new exhibit called 2-Pint Conversion Thursday, July 13. Nice. Tour the exhibit as you enjoy Three Magnet’s Yorkshire Pale and Brotherhood Brown, toss a beanbag at a corn hole or make a fan foam finger ‘ index finger please. For $15 advance registration or $20 at the door you may enjoy entrance to the exhibits and activities, two Three Mags craft beers and a commemorative beer cover. Get your tickets here: https://webformsrig02bo3.blackbaudhosting.com/49882/2-Pint-Conversion
Who wants to go to Canton anyway? Check out “Gridiron Glory” during the 2-Pint Conversion July 13 and drink Three Magnets craft beers in all their glory.
2-PINT CONVERSION, 7-10 p.m., Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.272.3500, $15 advance, $20 door