Heinz History Center
The national launch of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the peak of the Vietnam War. The year is 1968 – The Year That Rocked America.
“1968: The Year That Rocked America.” That’s the theme of an exhibit opening next month at the Heinz History Center.
The football, now on temporary display at Heinz History Center, took the luckiest bounce in Pittsburgh Steelers history, when Franco Harris caught that glorious ricochet, on Dec. 23, 1972. But the man who later scooped it up never saw the play that made it famous.
This weekend marks 40 years since the greatest play in NFL history, the Immaculate Reception, and a weekend full of events are being planned to celebrate.
In the shadow of Heinz Field, a slab of granite marks a hallowed spot. Yard lines drawn on the sidewalk mark the boundaries of a miracle.
Heads were rolling at Heinz History Center Monday morning as carts bearing bronze busts of Steelers Hall of Famers were pushed into a new display area. Packed in boxes, fresh from Canton, Ohio, busts of 22 Steelers are making a whistle stop at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit: “Gridiron Glory.”