Today, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced its establishment and intention to locate in Milwaukee by 2016.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will display the world’s largest collection of bobbleheads and bobblehead-related exhibits and will be "the premier source of bobblehead related news and information," it said in a release.
"We are very excited to bring such a unique attraction to the great city of Milwaukee. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will be a fun venue for collectors, fans and visitors to experience all things bobble-related," said Phil Sklar, the Hall of Fame and Museum’s co-Founder and CEO.
"Milwaukee is such a unique city with a long sports history, making it a perfect location for collectors and fans around the world to gather for the ultimate bobblehead experience."
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is still evaluating several potential locations in Milwaukee. In addition to the Hall of Fame and Museum space, plans include ample room for special events such as birthday parties, autograph signings, weddings and meetings and a store featuring bobbleheads and Hall of Fame and Museum merchandise.
Plans also include the Bobblehead Bar and Grill featuring a bobblehead-themed, locally-sourced menu.
"The excitement and membership pre-sales during the pre-launch efforts have been tremendous, and we are excited to officially announce the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum to the world," said Brad Novak, the Hall of Fame and Museum’s co-founder and president.
"Becoming a member or helping to fund the museum through the museum’s Kickstarter campaign will help us build the highest quality Hall of Fame and Museum possible."
"Brad and I have been collecting bobbleheads for over a decade and we look forward to sharing the world’s largest bobblehead collection as well as dozens of bobblehead-related exhibits with everyone," said Sklar.