A hall of fame (sometimes HOF) is a type of museum established for any a field of endeavour to honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field. In some cases, these halls of fame consist of actual halls or museums which enshrine the honourees with sculptures, plaques, and displays of memorabilia. In other cases, the hall of fame is more figurative, and simply consists of a list of names of noteworthy individuals maintained by an organization. Image File history File links Walhalla_aussen. ... Image File history File links Walhalla_aussen. ... View of the Walhalla from the Danube View of the Walhalla main hall The Walhalla, Hall of Fame and Honor is a hall of fame located on the Danube River 10 km from Regensburg, in Bavaria, Germany. ... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ...
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans is a structure on the grounds of the New York University, completed in 1900. ... The following is a list of Halls of Fame and Walks of Fame. ...
^ Whilst it was the first to be designated "Hall of Fame" — the word "fame" was employed with the intention of transmitting the value-laden meaning that is very close to the word "renown" (rather than today's more common meaning of "celebrity" (Rubin, 1997, p.14) — other monuments of a similar nature, such as the Walhalla temple, are much older.
View of the Walhalla from the Danube View of the Walhalla main hall The Walhalla, Hall of Fame and Honor is a hall of fame located on the Danube River 10 km from Regensburg, in Bavaria, Germany. ...
Rubin, R., "The Mall of Fame", The Atlantic Monthly, Vol.280, No.1, (July 1997), pp.14-18.
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The Hall of Fame was dedicated on June 12, 1939 by the Clark Foundation, a private organization based in Cooperstown that traces its money to the original Singer Sewing Machine Company.
In 2005 the Hall completed a study on African American players between the late 19th century and the integration of the major leagues in 1947, and conducted a special election for such players in February 2006; seventeen figures from the Negro Leagues were chosen in that election, in addition to the eighteen previously selected.
An ongoing controversy facing the Hall of Fame is that of the status of Joe Jackson and Pete Rose.
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