GRAND OPENING of JOE AND BETTY WEIDER MUSEUM OF PHYSICAL CULTURE at the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Austin, Texas July 21, 2011
The Joe and Betty Weider Museum of Physical Culture at the University of Texas, Austin, is the world’s pre-eminent museum of its kind. Not just bodybuilding, but every form of sports and athletics is displayed in this magnificent setting, inside the football stadium of Texas University. The Museum’s Director, Dr. Terry Todd along with his wife, Jan, are academic authorities on the history of physical culture and, thanks to the Weider’s donation, expect scholars to visit the museum for many years to learn from the archives and displays. In addition to a financial endowment ,the Weiders donated many priceless and irreplaceable documents, photographs, books, magazines, works-of-art and bodybuilding icons. A film documentary tour of Joe Weider’s offices in Woodland Hills was created for the Museum and is on display there. These photos celebrate the opening of the Museum in 2011, in which Joe and Betty were honored. Dignitaries travelled from around the world to attend, and bodybuilding champions from all parts of the United States came too. Of course Arnold came to Texas to be there- he flew in for the party just as it started and returned home when it concluded.