Smithsonian Exhibition: Hometown Teams
Humanities Washington is proud to present the Smithsonian Institute’s Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a traveling exhibit hosted by nine Washington communities in 2019 and 2020. Hometown Teams examines the many roles that sports play in American society. Hometown sports are more than just games–they shape our lives. They unite us and celebrate who we are as Americans. We play on ball fields and sandlots, on courts and on ice, in parks and playgrounds, even in the street. From pick-up games to organized leagues, millions of Americans of all ages play sports. And, if we’re not playing sports, we’re watching them. We sit in the stands and root for the local high school team, or gather on the sidelines and cheer on our sons and daughters as they take their first swing or score their first goal.
Humanities Washington has selected museums, libraries, and cultural institutions across the state to host Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America. This exhibit is touring as a part of our Traveling Exhibits program.
Hometown Teams will be displayed at the following institutions:
La Conner: Skagit County Historical Museum, September 28 – November 10, 2019
Ilwaco: Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, November 16 – January 5, 2020
Lynden: Lynden Pioneer Museum, January 11 – February 22, 2020
Hoquiam: Polson Museum, February 28 – April 10, 2020
Renton: Renton Historical Museum, April 16 – May 28, 2020
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Dustyn Addington, program director, at (206) 682-1770 x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can also be found on the Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams site here.