The USWRF debuted the U.S. Women’s Rugby History Museum Pop-up at USAR’s 7’s Collegiate Championships this past weekend in Atlanta. The 20x20' museum is the centerpiece of the USWRF’s year-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of women’s rugby in the United States, supplemented by a complete online museum spanning five decades.
The museum pop-up includes select photos and memorabilia from the past 50 years of women’s rugby. Visitors to the museum are able to see over 20 jerseys, including the 1987 national team, the 1991 World Cup team, and both Olympic teams. The highlight of the exhibit is a feature on Kathy Flores that includes her Hall of Fame cap as well as signed programs and cards from the 2006 and 2010 World Cup.
The response from players and fans was overwhelming with many current players saying they had no idea that women’s rugby had such a rich and colorful history. As one young fan offered with tears in her eyes, “this makes me so proud to be a woman rugger!”
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The pop-up museum will be at the following upcoming events:
NCR Championships, New Orleans, May 28-30
MAWRS events, Clinton, NJ, June 11-12
WPL Championships, Chicago, IL, June 24-26
PR7’s Championships, Washington DC, July 16
Come see us in person and check out the online museum. It's time for you to take your place in history!
USWRF is looking for donations for continued growth of the U.S. Women's Rugby History Museum. If you are interested in supporting the project by donating historical materials or funds, please contact KHeffernan@uswrf.org.