March 1 - April 5, 2014
Morton-James Public Library
The Morton-James Public Library is the first of only seven communities in Nebraska to host the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Hometown Teams. The exhibition will explore the origins of popular community sports in America and their evolution to today.
For well over one hundred years sports have reflected the trials and triumphs of the American experience and helped shape our national character. We win and we lose, and we dream of playing another day. If we are not playing, we're watching from the stands with our sons and daughters, or in our living rooms with friends in front of a TV.
Hometown sports shape our lives, unite us and celebrate who we are as Americans. In conjunction with the exhibit, a temporary community exhibit will be on display throughout the library. View the memory wall featuring sports stories, pictures, uniforms, trophies and other sports memorabilia.
Hometown Teams is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration of the Smithsonian Institution and Humanities Nebraska, brought to Nebraska with funding support from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.