Mission: To establish, equip, maintain and operate a museum and depository for the collection, classification, preservation, study, and interpretation of records, relics, articles, artifacts, and other things of historic and educational interest connected with or pertaining to the origin, development and growth of professional football in the united states, and through such activities, to disseminate information and enhance the understanding and appreciation of the general public with respect to the historic and contemporary effect of the positive values and tradition of this sport upon american life and culture.
Programs: Hall of fame weekend - the weekend helps to honor the current year's inductees, as well as, prior year's enshrinees through a weekend celebration that includes the first game of the nfl's pre-season. The events help to promote some of the greatest players ever to play the game of football and honor their outstanding contributions.
museum and archives - the hall of fame pays tribute to the talents and triumphs of pro football's greatest stars. Chronicled within the walls of the hall of fame are the stories and circumstances of play that bring to life the courage, dedication, vision, fair play, and skill of professional football. These historic documents and artifacts are preserved and displayed for others to learn and relive the experiences of some of football's greatest moments.
education program - the thrust of the program, which is available to any school, is an attempt to integrate the pro football and museum experience with classroom studies while encouraging the use of critical thinking skills. The programs have grown over the past two decades to incorporate many educations initiatives such as educational field trips, distance learning, black history programs, art contests, and teacher enrichment days.
traveling exhibits, selection of new inductees, archival and information center, photo contest, and meetings and rentals.