Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W 3100 S
West Valley City, UT 84119
BOB HOPE: AN AMERICAN TREASURE
A World Golf Hall of Fame Exhibit
Presented by the World Golf Hall of Fame, this exhibit tells the story of the Guinness World Records book “most honored” entertainer through a series of 15 themed exhibit display units that celebrate his comedic contributions, achievements in entertainment, relationships with a number of US Presidents, and his other passion – golf. It traces his family’s arrival at Ellis Island, life as part of an immigrant family in Cleveland, his struggles to succeed in New York in entertainment, the success and family life he found in Hollywood, and how golf and his love for the military took him around the world.
The exhibit includes reproductions of more than 200 vintage photos, seven videos, and more than 170 golf items, including an original vaudeville contract from 1922, his Ellis Island medial, the final set up golf clubs used in his life, Emmy and Honorary Oscar awards, an outfit he wore during USO tours, gifts and awards from Presidents and other celebrities, and his Congressional Gold Medal awarded by President John F. Kennedy. In addition, the exhibit includes a 30-stop audio tour and educational program.
December 7 – April 28, 2017
Mon – Thurs 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and by arrangement
December 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
Free Admission; donation encouraged