Although I was super busy at nationals this year, I was able to get in a quick visit to the National Museum of Roller Skating. It is actually (as far as I am aware) the only museum in the world that is dedicated to roller skating, and it is located in the back of the building that houses the offices of USA Roller Sports (USARS).
Of course, there are a lot of really interesting old skates:
The museum celebrates all types of skating:
And now, for my fellow seamsters, seamstresses, and sewistas, the fun stuff – skating appropriate clothing throughout the years…
And now for some actual garments presented by the museum:
The following are pictures of costumes from traveling performers and the Skating Vanities – a 1940s traveling roller skating variety show:
So, are you ready to go skating yet? Just remember – safety first!
You can see these and many more skating artifacts, costumes, and artwork at the museum. If you should ever find yourself in the middle of Lincoln, Nebraska with a few extra hours of time, you should totally check it out for yourselves!