“Bob Hope: An American Treasure” will open at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Dec. 12.
Built with the support of the Bob & Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation, the 2,500 square-foot exhibition highlights several aspects of Hope’s incredible life, including his time as the face of one of golf’s iconic tournaments, the Bob Hope Classic. The exhibit will be on display through early April 2013, so fans of both the PGA Tour’s Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation and the LPGA’s Kraft Nabisco Championship can view the exhibition.
“Bob Hope: An American Treasure” will feature many artifacts from Hope’s time in Palm Springs, including the famed golf cart shaped like Hope’s face. It displays more than 160 artifacts in total, including Hope’s Congressional Gold Medal, honorary Oscar statuette, Honorary Veterans citation, and PGA of America money clip. More than 200 vintage photos and seven video displays tell the story about Hope’s early years as part of an immigrant family in the early 20th century, his rise as a star of stage, screen and radio, the relationships he had with U.S. presidents, his devotion to the U.S. military and his love of golf.