International Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum

International Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Kingston, Ont, was founded in 1943. The present building was constructed in 1961-62 and opened in 1965. Originally sanctioned by the National Hockey League and the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, the hall is now independently and community operated. It has inducted, with one exception (Fred J. "Bun" Cook), the same players, builders and referees as the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. It stresses the international and historical aspects of amateur and professional hockey and features an outstanding collection of early skates, sticks and memorabilia that traces ice hockey's evolution and rules. One room is dedicated to Captain James Thomas Sutherland (1870-1955), who devoted the last 13 years of his career to the establishment of the world's first recognized hockey hall of fame.