Frequently Asked Questions
Fill out the nomination form pages (add link) and submit with a photo to:
7501 W. Harrison St.
Forest Park, IL 60130
Cell: (708) 522-1070
OfficeL 708-366-7500 Ext 17
Once a nomination form is received it is reviewed by the appropriate committee. The committee will recommend the people to be considered to be voted on. The public votes online or can mail in. Hall of Fame inductees vote separately and their input is considered more valuable than the public. Committees vote as well. Final approval is made by the HOF Board. In most cases, 75% of the vote is needed to earn induction.
Yes if you are at least 50 years old and 60 for the Wall of Fame.
Advise Rachell Entler as to what you have first to determine if it will be considered. The museum is not big so we do not want items that will not be used. We do love to get jerseys of teams.
All bricks are placed in the ground the third week of July, in time for our inductee day program usually the weekend before the Forest Park Invitational Tournament when the plaques of each inductee are unveiled. A ball game is played afterward by the legends of the game.
The HOF looked for over a dozen years at a variety of sites. In most cases, the cost was too high. Forest Park director, Larry Piekarz offered this location and a small old building being used for kids painting classes. The park trustees loved the idea and offered the property for $1. The HOF has received tremendous support from FP Mayor Calderone and the community…an easy decision.
Yes, there are opportunities on the dinner book, website, and newsletter. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Send a short story or caption with a photo or meme to email@example.com
One person helps with clerical efforts and is paid. All board members are volunteers.
We are always interested in learning who would like to serve. We are always looking for sponsor development, marketing, and curator help.
Our cost to maintain the museum and other obligations is approximately $24,000. That does not include our payments for the building and construction of the museum. That is why we try to organize programs that raise funds and looking for sponsors.