DANIA BEACH -- The Hemingway Centennial Exhibition -- "Papa, a
Tribute to Ernest Hemingway" -- opened at the International Game
Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum here.
The exhibit is to run until sometime in January, according to
Cheryl Parker McDonald, the center's director of marketing. Some
5,000 square feet were set aside at the museum to encompass the
collection of items from Hemingway's former Cuban residence, Finca
Vigia, which overlooks Havana.
The collection, on loan from the Cuban government, which took
over the home in 1960, consists of paintings, sculptures, first
editions and artifacts -- many related to sportfishing.
Hemingway was an avid sport fisherman and was a founder of the
International Game Fish Association and its first vice
In addition to the items from Cuba, the exhibit includes copies
of original Hemingway manuscripts, personal photos and
correspondence, all on loan from the John F. Kennedy Library in
The $32 million IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum opened Dec.
19, 1998. The museum is located at 300 Gulf Stream Way. Admission
to the Hall of Fame and Museum costs $9 for adults, $5 for children
and $7 for seniors. There are graduated group rates for 15 and
Dania Beach is south of Fort Lauderdale, a few minutes' drive
from the airport.
IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum
Phone: (954) 924-4310