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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