Library Exhibits

The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame is excited to work with local libraries in developing educational material for display cases. Below are the four display themes available for 2-month loan periods. For more information on how to book our exhibits or develop another display for your library please contact


Literature and Bowling

Literature and bowling have a fun connection: One of our most popular exhibits for library display is a Rip Van Winkle themed case. Rip Van Winkle was the first book in American literature to reference bowling. This exhibit includes nine pins and balls from the 18th century, along with illustrations and Rip Van Winkle books to showcase the bowling and literature link.


International Bowling

Bowling has a long and rich history, and today it is one of the most popular sports in the world. The sport can be traced back to Egypt in 3200 BC and in Europe the sport began in 300 AD, played by kings and peasants alike. Bowling brings people from all over the globe together today, and through many variations the sport has found common threads to accommodate players. This exhibit includes international pins, balls, artwork, objects, and literature to highlight international bowling history.


German Bowling

Texas has a deep connection to Germany as highlighted in our multiple Oktoberfest’s in DFW area. German immigrants brought nine-pin bowling to Texas in the 1800s, and this version is still played today in the Fredericksburg and New Braunfels areas. This exhibit includes steins, pins, balls, artwork, and literature.

Peanuts and Bowling

Charles Schulz’s cartoon Peanuts has been a beloved part of American culture for nearly 70 years. In the same way that people can connect to the observations included in Peanuts, they can relate to the sport of bowling. As the number one participatory sport in the world bowling is introduced to children at a young age whether as a family-outing, a birthday party, or even by joining a league. As a league bowler himself in the 1960s, Schulz channeled his experiences into his cartoons. This exhibit includes comic strips and other Peanuts bowling-themed objects.



Adults $9.50 + tax
Seniors (65 and over) $7.50 + tax
Children 4-18 $7.50 + tax
Children 3 & Under Free

Group Rates: call 817-385-8476 for information.

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Tuesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5:00pm
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Saturday Closed (Check back soon for our next open Saturday).
Sunday Closed

PLEASE NOTE: Final entry admitted 30 minutes prior to close.

Closed & Holiday Hours

Thursday, July 4, 2024 - Independence Day
Friday, July 5, 2024 - Independence Day (Extended)

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