Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America

Baseball. Soccer. Hockey. Bowling. Kickball. Surfing. People around the country are drawn to compete in these sports and many others. Still more gather on the sidelines to cheer for their favorite athletes and teams. Nowhere do Americans more intimately connect to sports than in their hometowns. The Fredericksburg Area Museum, in cooperation with Virginia Humanities, will celebrate this connection as it hosts Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program. “Hometown Teams” will be on view March 1st through April 30th.


Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions. To learn more about New Harmonies and other Museum on Main Street exhibitions, visit www.museumonmainstreet.org.


Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. Additional sponsorship has been provided by the Fredericksburg Nationals and Germanna Community College.