Hall of Fame History
1985, the Hall of Fame was a dream of longtime Muskegon Chronicle
sportswriter Dick Hedges.
president, Hedges assembled a board of directors and the group
went about the task of organizing the new entity. Geographic boundaries, spanning from Ludington to the north and
Grand Haven to the south, were established and funding to start the Hall
A home to display memorabilia was found at the
County Museum. The group solicited the community to suggest
candidates for the hall of fame and
the first group of honorees were chosen in September of 1986.
After 11 years and two different
physical locations at the museum, the Hall of Fame made plans to move to
the renovated L.C. Walker Arena in 1997. New showcases and
designed to house the organization's growing collection of artifacts and memorabilia.