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Hometown Team Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit
October 7 @ 8:00 am - November 11 @ 5:00 pm
ELKTON, KY (September 15, 2017) – The City of Elkton and Kentucky Humanities will explore how sports shape our lives and communities with the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams, which opens Saturday, October 7th.
The exhibit will be on display at the Todd County Welcome Center (Historic Todd County Courthouse) until Veterans Day, November 11th. Hometown Teams will be open during those dates each Sunday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.; each Monday and Tuesday for Special Groups only; and each Wednesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m.
The “Kickoff” for Hometown Teams will be on Saturday, October 7th, at 9 a.m. on the Square in Elkton at the Todd County Welcome Center (Historic Todd County Courthouse). In addition to the Smithsonian exhibit, a collection of sports memorabilia from local sports teams and well-known sports figures from our community will be on display.
For updated information about events taking place in conjunction with the Hometown Teams exhibit, please visit the website of the City of Elkton at elktonky.com or watch for information on Facebook.
“The Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams traveling exhibition examines the many roles that sports play in American society. Hometown sports are more than just games—they shape our lives and 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.
Thanks to our never-ending appetite for competition and games, Americans now have a wider selection of sports to play and watch than ever before. Football, baseball, and basketball—America’s traditional hometown sports—share space on our calendars with soccer, hockey, tennis, running, wrestling, skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, sailing, and many other sports. What has occurred in our hometowns is nothing less than a sports revolution.”
To read more about the exhibit, visit Museum on Main Street.