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About The Museum

Established in 1980, the National Museum of Roller Skating provides the public with an experience to reflect on and understand the sport of roller skating and its history.  With exhibits containing artifacts dating back to the early 19th century, the museum presents roller skating throughout the years.  

The museum's grand opening to the public was on April 13th, 1982. 

The Museum houses the largest collection of roller skating items in the world and also houses the National Roller Skating Archives which contains publications and information on the people, objects, and events connected to roller skating's history.

The building is shared with USA Roller Sports, the national governing body of roller sports. The historical building was formerly used by Lincoln Telegram and Telegraph Company as a utility warehouse. 


Mission Statement

Roller Skating is a shared experience of many generations of Americans as a recreation, sport, and commercial enterprise. The National Museum of Roller Skating is committed to enriching the experience of roller skaters by increasing their understanding and appreciation of its rich history and accomplishments, to extending public knowledge of these past events and by preserving this legacy for future generations.

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees


President: Kim Wall

Vice President: Nellie Anderson Lillie

Treasurer: Alan Bacon

Jim Link

Linda Miner

Randy Ray

Tina Robertson Winkler

Jeanne Sincavage

Andy Starr

Judith Young-Link

Alexis Cruz

Peggy Young (Corporate Secretary)


Annelle Anderson

Danny Brown

Dominic Cangelosi

Charlene Conway

Alexis Cruz

William Hoefler

Ed Hughes (RSA Representative)

Michael Jacques

Contact Us

Contact Us

Max McKillip - Archivist & Docent


Phone: 402-483-7551 x1203

Note: if you contact the museum asking to have the museum appraise/estimate prices on roller skating items, we will be unable to help you.

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