MHC Seeks Partners for Museum on Main Street Exhibition
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. Whether it’s professional sports, or those played on the collegiate or scholastic level, amateur sports or sports played by kids on the local playground, the plain fact is sports are everywhere in America. Our love of sports begins in our hometowns--on the sandlot, at the local ball field, in the street, even. Americans play sports everywhere. 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 in front of a television. Football, baseball, and basketball capture our attention most, but more and more, other non-traditional sports vie for our time and support. On any given weekend in America, sports are a big part of what we do.
Hometown Teams will tour five Maryland communities from February 2015 - November 2015 (in no particular order):
- 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
- Anne Arundel County Cultural Resources Division of the Office of Planning and Zoning partnering with the Galesville Community Center, Galesville, MD where the exhibition will be housed.
- Banneker-Douglass Museum partnering with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Annapolis, MD
- Federalsburg Historical Society partnering with Win Transport and Caroline County Public Schools, Federalsburg, MD
- Howard County Historical Society, partnering with Howard County Tourism and Promotion and Howard County Recreation and Parks, Ellicott City, MD
Recently MHC staff had the pleasure of visiting the Smithsonian Institution fabrication facility in Landover, Maryland for a sneak peek at the making of the Hometown Teams exhibition. Watch a short video of our visit.
About Museum on Main Street
The Museum on Main Street (MoMS) project, is a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service program, which teams up with state humanities councils 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 diverse community members come together to share and celebrate their heritage.