Maryland Humanities Council

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Hometown Teams

MHC Brings Museum on Main Street Exhibition to Maryland in 2015


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Sports are an indelible part of our culture and community. For well over one hundred years sports have reflected the trials and triumphs of the American experience and helped shape our national character. Our love of sports begins in our hometowns--on the sandlot, at the local ball field, in the street, even. We play pick-up games and organized league games. And if we’re not playing, we’re watching: in the stands, on the fields with our sons and daughters, or in our living rooms with friends. On any given weekend, sports are a big part of what we do. logo 
MHC’s new blog, is dedicated to sharing our state’s stories, history, and culture on an annual theme.  2015 will celebrate Marylanders’ love for sports and the Hometown Teams tour  by exploring Maryland sports history and trivia, and will offer the opportunity for you to comment and share our content with your friends, family, neighbors, and teammates.  The website is scheduled to launch in January, along with the Twitter account @MarylandStories.  


Do you have a local sports story to share? Want to contribute a blog post about your love of a particular sport? Contact us at or send us a tweet to @Marylandstories.



Coach of the Community ContestNOMINATE YOUR COACH FOR THE


Complete the statement "My coach is my hometown hero because...." and fill out the online form at to nominate your favorite local coach. Five coaches will receive local awards and a prize for their team. One lucky coach will win a trip for two to the 2015 Army-Navy Game in Philidelphia!



Hometown Teams will tour five Maryland communities from February - November 2015 :

  • February 7 - March 28, Banneker-Douglass Museum partnering with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Annapolis, MD
  • May 30 - July 18, Allegany Museum partnering with the Allegany County Historical Society, Frostburg State University, Allegany College, the Allegany County Library System, the C. Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, and the Frostburg Museum, Cumberland, MD
  • July 25 - September 12, Galesville Community Center partnering with the Anne Arundel County Cultural Resources Division of the Office of Planning and Zoning, Galesville, MD
  • September 19 - November 7, Howard County Historical Society, partnering with Howard County Tourism and Promotion and Howard County Recreation and Parks, Ellicott City, MD

To contact the Maryland Humanities Council about Hometown Teams, email or call (410) 685-0303.

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    About Museum on Main Street

Hometown Teams is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. 

The Museum on Main Street (MoMS) project is a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service program to bring high quality traveling exhibits to small communities through their own main street museums, historical societies and other cultural venues.  Residents enthusiastically engage with exhibition content, as community members come together to share and celebrate their heritage.