Buy Tickets

The Foundation

The Packers Heritage Trail Foundation, Inc., was granted status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and public charity in November 2011. The Foundation was founded by Cliff and Shirley Christl. In 2017 the Green Bay Packers acquired the Foundation.



The Packers Heritage Trail was founded by Cliff Christl, a Green Bay native and longtime sportswriter in Wisconsin. After spending years researching the history of the Green Bay Packers he conceived the idea of having the Packers Heritage Trail. Christl enlisted the help of numerous people in the community to bring this idea to fruition.

The Packers Heritage Trail is patterned after The Freedom Trail in Boston.

The original five-member Board of Directors, Tom Hinz, Scott King and Mike McKenna to serve with them on the Foundation’s original five-member Board of Directors. Together, Hinz, King and McKenna were largely responsible for taking the original plan to a higher level. In time, the Board also added Dick Danen, a certified public accountant with more than 35 years of experience, to handle the Foundation’s financial records.



The creation of the Packers Heritage Trail was possible due to the generosity of many in the Green Bay Community.

  • Business Patrons
  • Bay Title & Abstract, Inc.
  • Jones Sign
  • Law Offices of Calewarts, Duffy & Gagan
  • Nicolet National Bank
  • Skyline Technologies, Inc.
  • The Karma Group


Property Owners of Plaques

  • Associated Bank
  • Birthplace Home of Curly Lambeau, LLC
  • Brown County, Wisconsin
  • City of Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Downtowner Motel, Inc.
  • Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, Inc.
  • Green Bay Area Public School District
  • Green Bay Press-Gazette, A Division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc.
  • Hagemeister Park
  • Jauquet Lumber Co.
  • Packers Heritage Trail Foundation, Inc.
  • St. Norbert College
  • Safford Building, LLC
  • Tedford Enterprises, LLC
  • The Premonstratensian Fathers & St. Willebrord Parish
  • Titletown Brewing Co., LLC
  • Washington Street Depot, LLC
  • Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corp.
  • Union Hotel & Restaurant
  • Young Broadcasting of Green Bay, Inc., & WBAY-TV


Plaque Sponsors

  • Associated Bank
  • Astar Capital Management, Inc.
  • Bay Verte Realty Co.
  • Breakthrough Fuel
  • Carl and Mary Ellen Kuehne & Family
  • Cloud Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Edward & Terri Martin Family
  • Green Bay, Converting, Inc.
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Green Bay Press-Gazette
  • H.J. Martin & Son, Inc.
  • John & Rosemary Mortensen
  • K.C. & Georgia Stock
  • Kenneth G. Calewarts
  • Ken, Kristi & Kenny Tedford
  • Mark & Nancy Olejniczak Family
  • Miron Construction Co., Inc.
  • Ronald L. Olson
  • Steve and Kaye Schneider & Family
  • The George Kress Foundation, Inc.
  • The Weyers Foundation
  • Titletown Brewing Co.
  • Tom & Dawn Olejniczak Family
  • Union Hotel & Restaurant


  • Brown County Board of Supervisors
  • Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach & staff
  • Brown County Historical Society
  • Brown County Property Listing Office
  • Chip Brown, Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Cindy Zagone, Downtown Green Bay Marketing Committee
  • City of Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt & staff
  • Copy Editors – Commemorative Plaques: Brian Sutton, Mary Jane Herber, Harry Maier, Jeff Ash
  • Downtown Green Bay, Inc.
  • Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Green Bay Board of Education
  • Green Bay City Council
  • Green Bay Metro
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Dept.
  • Green Bay Planning & Development Dept.
  • Green Bay Press-Gazette
  • Neville Public Museum of Brown County
  • Peggy Mroczynski, Administrative Assistant Nicolet National Bank
  • Photo Archivists: Louise Pfotenhauer, Neville Public Museum; Jeff Ash, Green Bay Press-Gazette
  • Research Assistance: Debra Anderson, UW-Green Bay Area Research Center; Mary Jane Herber, Brown County Library
  • Tom Pigeon
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism