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National Museum of Roller Skating

Only in Lincoln will you find the world's largest collection of roller skates and roller skating memorabilia. Displays of skates, posters and other artifacts depict the sport and the industry from its past to the present. The museum is located within the headquarters of USA Roller Sports.

The museum collects, preserves, and displays the history of roller skating. By sponsoring and promoting education and informative exhibits, they hope to bring together everyone associated with roller skating, whether it be through sports, business, or recreation.

The National Museum of Roller Skating holds the largest, most varied, and unique collection of antique roller skates in the world. Included in its collection is the James L. Plimpton family collection (considered the father of modern roller skating), patent models of early skates of American manufacturers, skates of international origin, competitive and vaudeville costumes, memorabilia of roller skating rinks, in-line roller skates dating from 1819 to present, and various manufacturing innovations and experiments.

The museum archives contain an extensive collection of publications, photographs and documents covering over two centuries of roller skating history.

175 Years of Roller Skating are on exhibit at the museum
175 Years of Roller Skating are on exhibit at the museum



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