On January 23, the Brick Store Museum will opened a new exhibition unlike any seen before in its galleries: a History Showcase featuring artifacts and archival materials from football’s biggest game, the Super Bowl. 47 Years at the Super Bowl: What It Means to be in the “Never Miss a Super Bowl Club” displayed objects from the personal collection of Don Crisman, who has attended every Super Bowl since its beginning in 1967.
On January 15, 1967, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted the first Super Bowl. This game pitted the National Football League against the American Football League. The NFL’s Green Bay Packers beat the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs by 25 points. The stadium was only 2/3 full for the game – one that very few recognized as the beginning of something big. Don Crisman, along with the other three members of the “Never Miss a Super Bowl Club,” were at the game – and every single Super Bowl after, too. The quartet was even featured in a 2010 VISA campaign, “NFL Fans for Life.”
Crisman generously loaned the Museum pieces from his own collection of memories from the annual game. Visitors could find find an array of objects from the games and the teams that participated. This Showcase was sponsored by the Museum’s Business Partners, the Captain Lord Mansion, the Captain Jefferds Inn, and Kennebunk Savings Bank. The exhibit ran through March 30, 2013.