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Traveling Exhibits

Two identical exhibits from Legacy of Heroes are currently traveling to locations in the US. Below is a list of current locations and dates.

The traveling exhibits have been made possible by a grant from the George M. Boswell, Jr., MD Fund for Orthopaedic Surgery of the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation.

  • 2007
    May 7 – 13
    : Texas Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Austin, TX
    May 21 – August 31
    : D-Day Museum, New Orleans, LA
  • 2006
    April 18 – May 7
    : Iowa Orthopaedic Society, Iowa Hall of Pride, Des Moines, IA
    May 27 – August 20
    : Strategic Air and Space Museum, Ashland, NE
    August 30 – September 2
    : 2006 Florida Med Assoc Annual Mtg, Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando, FL
    September 7 – November 1
    : In Their Own Words Museum, Perham, MN
    November 9 – 13
    : Midwest Orthopaedic Institute, S.C., Sycamore Armory, Sycamore, IL
  • 2005
    January 18 - February 1
    : New Capital and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center,
    Jackson, MS
    January 19 - February 1
    : St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center,
    Paterson, NJ
    February 3 - February 4
    : Institute for Human Performance, Syracuse, NY
    February 5 - February 18
    : New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
    February 8 - February 21
    : Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA
    February 22 - March 11
    : St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY
    February 28 - March 11
    : University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    March 15 - March 29
    : Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
    March 18 - March 31
    : University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
    April 4 - April 18
    : University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    April 22 - May 10
    : Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC
    May 17 - May 30
    : Wake Forest University School of Medicine,
    Winston-Salem, NC
    June 3 - June 28
    : Medical Mall, Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA
    June 17 - June 30
    : Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
    August 5 - August 18
    : USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
    August 11 - August 24
    : MCVH Sports Medical, Richmond, VA
    September 16 - September 29
    : University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    September 9 – September 19
    : Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
    October 5 - October 18
    : Medical University of South Carolina,
    Charleston, SC
    October 19 - November 1
    : Arizona Health Sciences Library, Tucson, AZ
    October 22 - November 11
    : Riverside Regional Medical Center,
    Newport News, VA
    November 15 - December 1
    : TRIA Orthopaedic Center,
    Minneapolis, MN
  • 2004
    January 12 - February 6
    : The Discovery Center, Springfield, MO
    February 2 - February 28
    : US Army Medical Department Museum, Fort Sam Houston, TX
    March 3 - March 16
    : Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
    March 5 - March 25
    : Wilford Hall Medical, San Antonio, TX
    March 22 - April 9
    : Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
    April 2 - April 9
    : Hughston Clinic - Hughston Sports Medicine Foundatio, Columbus, GA
    April 8 - April 21
    : University of Kansas - Wichita Orthopaedic Residency Program, Wichita, KS
    April 22 - April 24
    : Indiana Orthopaedic Society - Grand Wayne Ctr & Hilton Hotel, Fort Wayne, IN
    April 25 - April 30
    : Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC
    April 28 - May 11
    : Campbell Clinic, Germantown, TN
    May 1 - May 26
    :
    Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
    May 15 - May 19
    : National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, Chicago, IL
    June 1 - June 30
    : Lake Oswego Heritage House, Oregon
    July 1 - July 30
    : The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
    July 5 - July 15
    : University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
    August 11 - August 24
    : Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL
    August 24 - September 6
    : Summa Health System - St. Thomas Hospital, Akron, OH
    September 9 - September 22
    : University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
    September 16 - September 29
    : University of Florida-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
    September 27 - October 7
    : Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    October 1 - October 15
    : University Hospital of Cleveland Case Medical Center,
    Cleveland, OH
    October 14 - October 17
    : Society of Military Consultants to the Armed Forces, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
    October 19 - November 4
    : GR MERC, Grand Rapids, MI
    October 21 - November 3
    : UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX
    November 8 - November 19
    : Texas Tech University - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX
    November 10 - November 26
    : McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, MI
    November 24 - December 7
    : University of Texas-Houston, Houston, TX
    December 9 - December 30
    : Southern IL University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
    December 14 - January 7
    : To Be Determined, El Paso, TX
    December 31 - January 13
    : University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2003
    March 3 - March 13
    : Naval Hospital Great Lakes, Great Lakes, IL
    March 24 - April 30
    :
    Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa, ID
    May 2 - May 15
    :
    Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society,
    Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA
    May 16 - May 23
    : Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO
    May 16 - May 28
    :
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
    July 9 - July 23
    : Walter Reed Medical Center
    June 18 - July 31
    :
    Washington State Orthopaedic Association,
    Swedish Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center,
    Seattle, WA
    August 7 - August 11
    :
    5th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium,
    Hotel Intercontinental, Chicago, IL
    August 18 - August 29
    : Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group,
    Audubon Medical Campus, Colorado Springs, CO
    September 9 - October 7
    :
    Utah State Orthopaedic Society, Salt Lake City, UT
    September 15 - September 30
    :
    Keller Army Hospital,
    West Point, NY (Dean Taylor)
    October 8 - October 13
    :
    Georgia Orthopaedic Society,
    The Cloister, Sea Island, GA
    October 10 - October 12
    : Campbell Club Triennial Meeting,
    Sandestin Hilton, Sandestin, FL
    October 16 - October 23
    :
    American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
    October 29 - November 21
    : International Museum of Surgical Science
    Chicago, IL
    November 3 - November 14
    : Loyola University Health System, Maywood, IL
    December 15 - December 20
    :
    Society of Orthopaedic Military Surgeons, Honolulu, HI

Host Considerations and Checklist

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has prepared this checklist of considerations to assist those interested in hosting the Legacy of Heroes traveling exhibit. Hosts are expected to assume all responsibility for planning, managing and funding the costs associated with the exhibition, including freight transportation to/from the exhibition site, space, equipment, installation/de-installation, security, signage and insurance. Academy staff will provide quotations on transportation costs and consultative assistance upon request.

The full exhibition contains:

  • 4 four-sided towers (Entrance/Exit with History) - each side is 2' x 7'
    (NOTE: 2 of these towers contain DVD playback units which can be rented for $300 per week)
    14 three-sided towers (The WWII Veteran/Surgeons' Profiles) - each side is 2' x 7'
    4 three-sided towers (The Surgeon's Story) - each side is 2' x 7'

It will take two people a full day to set up, and a full day to break down, the exhibit.

For more information, contact Sandra Gordon, Director, Public Relations, 847/384-4030, gordon@aaos.org.

Space and Installation


  • Size of area available? (Minimum: 800 sq. ft.; maximum: 1500 sq. ft.)
  • Dates of exhibition and hours open?
  • Cost of space?
  • Does the facility have security personnel? Is it sufficient to protect exhibit?
  • Is the lighting sufficient, or will additional lighting be necessary?
  • Will the facility help promote the exhibit?
  • Who will determine placement of the exhibit?
  • If you are using DVD playback machines you will need electrical outlets. Provided?
  • Are experienced personnel available to uncrate, install, remove and re-crate the exhibit? Arrange for storage of empty crates?

Transportation

  • The weight of the full exhibition is 586 pounds and is packed in 7 crates.
  • Federal Express 3 day may be the most cost effective and easiest shipper to utilize. Please research other shippers such as UPS, Logistics Freight (a UPS subcontractor), etc. to get cost comparisons for your specific venue.
  • The average cost to ship the exhibit is $1,500. This amount will vary depending on the distance from the prior exhibit location to your location.

Other Costs and Insurance

  • Costs are dependent upon facility expenses and available services, length of exhibition, and personnel/labor requirements. Expenses are the responsibility of host. Moderate grants may be available through AAOS.
  • Exhibit must be insured for its full value ($50,000) during transportation and exhibition.
  • If you are renting the DVD playback units, remember to factor in that cost ($300 each week) for the duration of the exhibit.
 

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