Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition: Hometown Teams

No need to travel to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., you can visit a Smithsonian exhibition at the Library!

See the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition: Hometown Teams at our Newport Branch. The exhibition will open with a Kickoff Event Saturday, April 29.  The exhibition will remain open until Saturday, June 3.

In addition to an extensive exhibit provided by the Smithsonian depicting how sports have shaped America, we have curated a companion exhibit to highlight the rich sports history of Newport.

 

 

Hours of operation

The exhibition will be open to the public on the following days and times:

  • Sundays – 1 to 5 p.m.
    • (Except closed May 28)
  • Tuesdays – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fridays – 1 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Kickoff Event


Gold Star Chili has been a part of many sports memories in Newport and throughout our region. That tradition continues as they join us in support of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition: Hometown Teams. To celebrate the rich sports history of Newport, Gold Star will offer free Coneys to those touring the exhibition from noon to 1 p.m. at the Kickoff Event Saturday, April 29.

The Newport High School Drumline, led by Ian Stokes, will be on hand to lend added excitement!

Smithsonian book recommendations

The Smithsonian recommends a large variety of sports books for all ages.  Check out one of their recommendations from your local branch.

Test your sports knowledge

TEST YOUR SPORTS KNOWLEDGE

 

Thank you


We would like to thank Gold Star Chili and the Newport High School Drumline for their contributions and partnership in helping make our Kickoff Event possible.

Hometown Teams is made possible in Newport by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. This exhibit is part of the Museum on Main Street program, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Kentucky Humanities Council. Support has been provided by the United States Congress.

 

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