If you are having trouble getting pumped for the upcoming Michigan football season, there are 14,000 square feet that should help get the Wolverine juices flowing.
Completed in April 2014, the $9 million Towsley Family Museum inside Schembechler Hall is a shrine to U-M football, an inspiration to future Wolverines and a testament to all those who stayed WERE champions.”
Before one walks through the glass doors they are first welcomed by a familiar and friendly face and a symbol of all that is Maize & Blue. The featured element in the most recent renovation of Schembechler Hall is the life-size statue of legendary coach Bo Schembechler. Sculpted by J. Brett Grill, the statue is an iconic sideline image of Bo in his classic game-day attire and includes his timeless quote, “Those Who Stay Will Be Champions.”
Features inside the Towsley Family Museum includes the Win Wall, retired jerseys, interesting artifacts and interactive displays as you embark on a winged-helmet journey of past, present and future.
Interactive displays line the museum, including a video touch screen that tells the story of Michigan Stadium, giving fans an in-depth look at the iconic venue. Relive traditions with various historical gems throughout the museum, including Michigan’s bowl history, All-Americans and championship trophy cases.
And take a moment to honor the six retired football jerseys representing eight Michigan football greats: Desmond Howard, Ron Kramer, Gerald Ford, Bennie Oosterbaan, Tom Harmon and the Wistert Brothers.
The architecture design is consistent with the facade of Glick Field House and Yost Ice Arena, creating a brilliant cohesiveness to the area.
The first floor features an updated exhibit/museum space, Football Legends area, pro scouts/media interview room.
The second floor includes a recruiting lounge, office and additional exhibit space.
Admission to the museum is free.