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Memories of Mario

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Dec. 22, 2010 - May 2011
Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum
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Get up close and personal with rarely-seen treasures from one of the game’s all-time greats at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Senator John Heinz History Center.

The Sports Museum is hosting Memories of Mario, a new exhibit featuring a special collection of trophies, jerseys, and sticks on loan from Pittsburgh Penguins Hall of Famer and current team owner
Mario Lemieux, on display through March.

Included are Lemieux’s jersey from the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals and his hockey stick from his 1,000th career assist. His jersey from the 1990 All-Star game, which was played at the Civic Arena, is also on display.

There are 15 personal trophies from Lemieux’s home collection as part of the exhibit, including:

  • Art Ross Trophies
  • Two Conn Smythe trophies as MVP of the 1991 and 1992 playoffs
  • Replica Stanley Cup presented in 2008-09 as the Penguins owner

The exhibit also honors the 10th anniversary of Lemieux’s historic comeback game on Dec. 27, 2000 when the Pittsburgh legend returned to the ice three years after health complications. Visitors to the exhibit are also invited to share their favorite memory of Mario.

Interested in a group tour? Click here.

Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum Highlights Local Hockey

Visitors can learn more about how Pittsburgh was home to the world’s first semi-pro hockey league and first artificial ice rink, take a closer look at the championship teams of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the early 1990s and 2008-09, and see items from the Pittsburgh Hornets.

Among the items recently added to the Sports Museum is a silver medal won by Pittsburgh hockey player Herb Drury from the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924. Drury, who was a defenseman, recorded an astounding 22 goals to lead the U.S. team through the Olympic tournament before losing to Canada in the gold medal game.

Win An Autographed Winter Classic Jersey - Now Extended

In honor of Pittsburgh hosting the Winter Classic, individuals who become new History Center or Sports Museum members will be entered to win an autographed Marc-Andre Fleury Winter Classic jersey, beginning Dec. 27.

The drawing will be held on May 6.

To become a member, please contact Megan Kuniansky at 412-454-6436 or membership@heinzhistorycenter.org.


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