Did you know? Local company scores with NFL lore


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Posted Online: Nov. 22, 2012, 7:34 pm
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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
Moline's own Silver Oaks' helped create the Pro Football Hall of Fame's largest-ever traveling exhibit, "Gridiron Glory." The multi-year, multi-city national tour opened to rave reviews last month, and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Hall.

Silver Oaks, a full-service multimedia company for the last three decades, partnered with NFL Films to produce the exhibit's multimedia components. One of the highlights is the "Instant Replay Station," a computer-based interactive exhibit housed in an authentic instant replay booth that lets visitors make the call like an NFL referee.

"Our team of interactive developers, designers, programmers and video engineers really shine on complex, multifaceted projects like these," said Greg Scott, president of Silver Oaks.

The 5,000 square-foot exhibit also features more than 200 artifacts from the Hall of Fame's collection, never-before-seen material from NFL Films, and other immersive fan experiences such as a specially designed "Hometown Tribute" section to spotlight the local team.

Among the six cities currently scheduled to take part in the road show are St. Louis (Summer 2013 at the Missouri History Museum) and Minneapolis/St. Paul (Fall 2016 at the Minnesota History Center Museum). Additional markets will be announced in the coming months.





















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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