Join us for a pep-rally style exhibit opening reception. Dress in your favorite team jersey, stay for sports trivia, Adult Swim activities, local memorabilia displays, an opening reception speaker and more!
Our love of sports begins in our hometowns. We play them onball 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. Win or lose, we yearn to compete and play another day. 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 sideline and cheer on our sons and daughters as they take their first swing or score their first goal. Hometown sports are more than just games—they shape our lives and unite us and celebrate who we are as Americans.
Hometown Teams is a Museum on Main Street exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Funded by the U.S. Congress. Additional support from Humanities Washington.
Opening Reception Speaker
Humanities Washington Speaker’s Bureau
THE GOOD GAME: On the Moral Value of
Sports with Mike VanQuickenborne
Date: March 22, 2019 - Friday
Time: 7:00 pm
Go deeper than the latest stats. Explore the philosophical implications
of sports, what they say about our culture, and the
ways in which they can reveal our full humanity. Come early
to enjoy the opening reception activities for the museum’s new
exhibition, Hometown Teams.
Adult Swim: Cheer Pom-Poms
Pro, college or your hometown
team – get cheering and
show off you team spirit by
making these simple tissue