Packers to host 'History Night'

Organization seeking photos of Packers from 1919-40 era

The Green Bay Packers will host "Packers History Night" this Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Lambeau Field Atrium. The event, the first of its kind in the redeveloped Lambeau Field, is free to the public and will be held in the Hall of Fame Grill.

The event, titled "Early Homes of the Packers – A Photo Essay" will feature a photo exhibition by Packers Hall of Fame archivist Tom Murphy on the early stadiums of the Green Bay Packers – Hagemeister Park, Bellevue Park and City Stadium. Murphy's presentation, in addition to archived stadium photos, will include a discussion and question-and-answer session.

Fans are encouraged to participate as well, by bringing in their own similar photos from that era (1919-40) to contribute to the event. Subjects of the photos can include the stadiums, fans at games, or any activity taking place at the ballparks during the games and practices. Photos will be scanned, displayed for discussion and, with permission, added to the Packers' archives.

"People are very interested in the history of the Packers and in next week's presentation we'll focus on the early stadiums of the team," said Murphy. "We've got some great old photos that we'll put on display and talk about the history of each of those ballparks. It will be fun, too, to see how those areas of Green Bay have changed since then.

"We've asked fans to bring in photos as well. There are many fantastic old photos in family collections that would be terrific to share with other fans in this type of setting. We'll scan them and then put them on the screen for discussion. Also, it's a great opportunity to add interesting and historical photos to our archives, too."

For more information on the event, or to inquire about contributing photos, contact Aaron Popkey of the Packers' public relations staff by phone (920) 569-7211, or e-mail

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