Olympic Sprinter, Barney Ewell


Barney Ewell, front row in center.

FREEDOM: “to secure the Blessings of Liberty” continues in Stoudt Gallery with focus on Lancastrian Olympic athlete Henry Norwood “Barney” Ewell (1918-1996). Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on February 25, 1918, Barney Ewell rose to become one of the world’s leading sprinters of the 1940s. He earned various athletic trophies and medals, including a gold medal in the 1948 Olympic Games in London. Ewell attended John Piersol McCaskey High School in Lancaster, where his fame lives on through the stadium named in his honor, among many additional awards and accolades.

This exhibition is a part of the exhibition FREEDOM: “to secure the Blessings of Liberty.” Admission is included with the purchase of a General Admissions ticket to LancasterHistory.org.

Image to Right: Barney Ewell in center, front row.