2015-05-21 / Front Page

ITHOF Renovation a Smash

The International Tennis Hall of Fame reopened this week, after a much anticipated $3 million renovation and expansion, and the now over-the-top museum set in the historic Newport Casino does not disappoint. The storied evolution of the famed Casino, a Gilded Age social club dating back to 1880, hit a height unseen for almost a century, with the advent of interactive state-of-the-art displays, restoration of multiple elements original to the McKim, Mead and White icon, and the re-interpretation of almost 2,000 artifacts documenting the history of the sport. A hologram of Roger Federer, memorabilia and trophies, as well as fashions from historic tennis players to the high profile stars of today’s game, all serve to remind that the now global sport has a rich heritage in Newport. See story on page 2. (Photo by Kate Whitney Lucy)

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