Sports + Recreation

Super Steelers

Nov 9, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Beginning Nov. 9, the Sports Museum will add rare and never-before-seen artifacts and historic images to its Super Steelers exhibition that examine the life and career of Harris, the New Jersey native and Penn State star who captivated Pittsburgh with his hard-running style and intensity during his rookie season in 1972.

The installation will feature the football from the Immaculate Reception play, owned by local fan Jim Baker, that will be on public view in a museum exhibition for just the second time ever.

Additional Franco Harris artifacts include:

  • Football jersey from Rancocas Valley High School (N.J.)
  • “Franco’s Italian Army” helmet
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame jacket

The Franco Harris installation within the Super Steelers exhibition will be on view beginning Wednesday, Nov. 9, through early 2024.

Special 50th Anniversary Event on Dec. 22

The Sports Museum is partnering with the Pittsburgh Steelers to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception during an evening event, “Franco Harris and the Immaculate Reception: 50 Years Later,” Thursday, Dec. 22, at 6:30 p.m.

The program will include a lively panel discussion featuring Franco Harris, his teammates, and other special guests as they reflect and share stories about his Hall of Fame career, the 1972 season, and the greatest play in NFL history.

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