1220 Opens International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum

Conceived by James Van Alen, inventor of the tennis tiebreaker and additional scoring systems, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum in Newport, Rhode Island, is home to the world’s largest collection of tennis memorabilia and features the world’s oldest competition grass courts. Housed in the historic Victorian shingle-style design of the Newport Casino built in 1880, the International…

1220 Relays for Life

This past weekend, 1220 Exhibits participated in The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life helping to raise over $77,000 for cancer research. Throughout the month of April, 1220 had been hosting several fundraisers including a pie in the face contest that I was the lucky winner to pie Matt, the President, in the face. Some people think my Assistant rigged…

The Do Seum: Makes You Want to be a Kid Again

1220 is in the midst of completing a project at the Do Seum in San Antonio, Texas that is sure to delight and inspire all who visit.  This project really makes me want to be a kid again.

The coolest feature we had the pleasure of working on was a lighting and sound system that can change the theme of the…

Museums Advocacy Day

Museums Advocacy Day occurs February 23-24 in Washington, DC with anyone who works in or loves museums sending a unified message to Congress about the importance of museums and how federal policy affects their ability to serve the public. Now in its seventh year, museum advocates will spend Monday preparing for the following day with members of Congress that are…

1220 is on the Move

1220 Exhibits adds former Exhibitions Director to Management team

Nashville firm 1220 Exhibits, a museum exhibit fabrication company, has hired Ray Leo as one of their Senior Project Managers. Leo comes to 1220 after nearly 28 years at Chicago’s Field Museum serving 15 years as the Exhibition Production and Maintenance Director. Major accomplishments at the Field Museum include A T-Rex Named…

On this day: January 27th

On this day 70 years ago, the Auschwitz concentration camps were liberated by Soviet troops and the United Nations has designated January 27th as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. An estimated 1.1 million people died at Auschwitz with 90% of them being Jews.

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day serves to honor the victims lost and to urge educational programs to be…

Be Thankful

I have been full of the Christmas spirit the past few days and I am looking forward to the next two weeks with my wonderful family and friends. At 1220, we celebrated by decorating our offices and bringing in breakfast to share. I wore the best ugly Christmas sweater that morning! I’ll rent it to you for five dollars an…

Giving Back

One thing that is extremely important to me is giving back. There are some wonderful stories out there of generous people opening their homes to the less fortunate. Recently I heard one about a man that is homeless with no family and reached out through a radio station’s Facebook asking to spend Thanksgiving with a family. He received an overwhelming…

Thanksgiving

There is nothing more important to me than my family. Spending long hours on the road takes a toll on me and seeing the smiling faces of my family when I get home is the greatest gift of all. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I get to sit back and relax with my wife, kids and their…

We are a 1220 Family

“Sure. We’re creative, innovative, and all those things. But if I had to sum up 1220 in one word it would be love.”
Jerry Carden, along with business partner John Cherry, co-founded 1220 in 1972 after recognizing the need for fabrication of exhibit quality elements. Forty-two years later Jerry’s son, Matt, is keeping his father’s vision alive and thriving. 1220 prides…