Three-wheeled skate by Hiker Manufacture
Company early 1900s. (81.5.28)
Reproduction of early 1900s band organ.
Skating Vanities performance
The National Museum of Roller Skating, located in Lincoln, NE, is the
home of the largest collection of roller skates and roller skating
memorabilia in the country. This Museum is the only one of its
kind. The Museum is a premier facility for roller skating history
maintaining historical artifacts since the first patented roller skates
in 1819. In addition to roller skates, the museum also houses
photographs, costumes, trophies, medals and an extensive sticker
collection of many roller skating rink facilities throughout the
nation. Many have wonderful memories of roller skating in their
youth and this can be recaptured with visiting the Museum. Historical
skating tapes of competition, skating shows and TV presentation are
available to enjoy. The Museum has a gift shop of historical
books, t-shirts and other skating related gifts for sale.
The National Museum of Roller Skating is dependent solely upon donation
and memberships to the Museum. On this website, you can donate
and become a member.
Become a donor to the
National Museum of Roller Skating
The National Museum of Roller Skating is seeking donations of
artifacts, documents, and memorabilia related to roller skating.
Donations are tax-deductible up to the amount permitted by law.
For further information, contact the Museum Director at (402) 483-7551,
or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please discuss
your potential donation with the Museum Director before sending any
materials to the museum.
is seeking items which:
- Reflect the history of roller skating on a
local, regional, national, and international level.
- Are not duplicates of artifacts already in the
collection and which the staff feel can be handled in terms of storage
is particularly interested in collecting:
- Any roller skating item from before 1900.
- Items documenting competitive roller skating
- Costumes (used for either competitive or
The museum staff is unable to provide appraisals of the monetary value
of materials offered as gifts, brought in for identification, or
submitted for any other purpose. Donors desiring appraisals must
themselves acquire and pay for a professional appraiser. Important: The
cost of an appraisal is also tax deductible if the gift is being given
to a qualifying charitable institution.
Gifts to the National Museum of Roller Skating are deductible from
taxable income in accordance with the provisions of the Federal income
tax law. Establishing the true monetary value of gifts is the
responsibility of the donor. The acceptance of an item at the donor's
appraised value does not imply endorsement of that value by the museum.