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From Original to New!

Follow the original ATA HOF museum from Vandalia OH to the new home in Sparta IL 

2016 Induction Banquet Photos

Pictures from the banquet have been posted!

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Password: hof16

We are officially in the new building!

Over 400 boxes, containing over 5,000 items, have all been unpacked.
The research library is almost complete and the displays are being designed...
The move went fantastic and we are excited to begin receiving visitors!

We will be open during all scheduled events at the World Shooting & Recreational Complex.

Follow the link on the left to visit their page for a schedule of events.

If you would like to visit on other dates, please contact us to make an appointment.

We will have our official Grand Opening on Sunday August 7th, at 7pm.

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New Museum to Host Auction!

The 2016 annual HOF silent auction will be held during the Grand in the new museum.

For donor details click here:  Donor Letter

To make an auction donation, click here: Donation Form

For the list of auction items, click here: Auction List

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees:


Jim Foster Krieghoff Intl Dick Marascola
Chris Vendel
 (Dieter and Betty Krieghoff)

Biographies in upcoming issues of TRAP & FIELD MAGAZINE.

The Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony will be held during the 2017 Grand American at the World Shooting & Recreational Complex, Sparta, Illinois.

2016 Scholarship Winners

The five students listed below have been awarded the 2016 Hall of Fame college scholarships at ceremonies at the recent Grand American in Sparta, Illinois.

Ground Breaking!

On Sunday August 10th, 2014, the museum had its Ground Breaking.

Photos courtesy of Trap & Field Magazine



Hall of Fame Sustaining Sponsors
Bill & LeeAnn Martin

Key Sponsor - The A.T.A. has given $250,000 to the new museum





  • Jim Bradford, Jr.; Donation to acquire the Marvin Christian ATA Photo Collection
  • Dean Bright
  • The X.E. “Bus” Durant Scholarship Fund
  •  Earl H. Goetz Memorial Fund
    The Richland County Foundation
  • In Memory of Leo Harrison, III; From: Fellow Shooters, Friends, and Family of Leo
  • Bill &  Ruthie Hunter
  • Phil Kiner
  • In Memory of Lander Trap Club
    By: Torrington Gun Club
  • Dr. Ronald McGarry
    In memory of Dr. Howard McGarry
  • The Brophy Family of Shamrock Leathers

  • James Beasley of Tilden Trophies
  • Skip Trammell
  • Collette & Ondrea Weikum; In Memory of George & Eric Weikum
  • Neil Winston; In Memory of Jim Thomas, a long time A.T.A. member
  • Neil Winston; Donation to acquire the Marvin Christian ATA Photo Collection


  • Mr. & Mrs. Jim Bradford, Jr.
  • Tom Burkey
  • Dennis DeVaux
  • Kenny Ray Estes

  • Bob & Lou Ann Munson

  • Gerald Russo; In Memory of Pete Kelly & Paul Coniglio

  • Lawrence Russo, Jr.

  • Steven C. Williams; In Memory of Dr. Ed & Charlotte Williams

  • Amateur Trapshooting Association; In Memory of Leo Harrison, III

To see more donors or to make a donation click here.