Hometown Teams Schedule of Events

From February 28 to December 13, 2015, Hometown Teams will travel to six communities across South Carolina. Each community is planning special programs related to American and South Carolina sports history to accompany the exhibit. This schedule lists many of these exciting events!

Denmark, SC – February 28 – April 12, 2015
Gaffney, SC – April 18 – May 31, 2015
Belton, SC – June 6 – July 19, 2015
Georgetown, SC – July 25 – September 5, 2015
Slater, SC – September 12 – October 25, 2015
Manning, SC – October 31 – December 13, 2015

Denmark SC

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Image by Jamie Dudiak

February 28 – April 12, 2015
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America will be on display at the Parish Hall at Christ Church Episcopal
5266 Carolina Highway, Denmark, SC 2901
Hours of operation:
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 1pm – 7pm
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings: Field Trips and Private Group Tours (for more information or to schedule a tour, contact Cindy at 803-793-5822)

January 20, 2015 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.DenmarkPhoto4
Movie and Discussion: 42: The Jackie Robinson Story
Bamberg Library, 3156 Railroad Avenue, Bamberg, SC 29003
Free and open to the public

January 27, 2015 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Movie and Discussion: Brian’s Song
Denmark Library, 5122 Carolina Highway, Denmark, SC 29042
Free and open to the public

February 3, 2015 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Movie and Discussion: Remember the Titans
Bamberg Library, 3156 Railroad Avenue, Bamberg, SC 29003
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February 10, 2015 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Movie and Discussion: Coach Carter
Denmark Library, 5122 Carolina Highway, Denmark, SC 29042
Free and open to the public

February 17, 2015 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Movie and Discussion: Miracle on Ice
Bamberg Library, 3156 Railroad Avenue, Bamberg, SC 29003
Free and open to the public

February 28, 2015 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Opening Reception
Dawson Resource Center, 5573 Voorhees Road, Voorhees College, Denmark, SC
Open to the public

March 28, 2015
County-wide Softball Game and Tailgating, Featuring County Firefighters
Location: Ness Sports Complex, Bamberg, SC
Hours: 10:00 AM – Tailgating Competition Contestants may enter, set up, and begin to cook.
1:30 PM – Gates Open and Peoples’ Choice and Food Judging Begins
You may win bragging rights when the judges award you the Finest Food Trophy for your ‘Best in the World Burgers’ or ‘Champion Chicken,’ or you may take home a Peoples’ Choice Award as the ‘Fan Favorite’ (for sporting the most loyal attire), ‘Team Loyalty’ (for creating the tailgating that shows      the best devotion (and most tents, chairs, coolers, tableware, etc.) to your team, or ‘Top Tailgater’ for the best overall tailgating presentation.
Please call Eva Manigault at 803-245-4319 or 803-539-5698 to register for the Tailgating Contest.
3:00 — The Bamberg County Fire Service members will face each other in a hotly contested match. Come cheer your favorite fire fighters to victory! Flame Throwers Vs. Fire Devils

Gaffney SC

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April 18 – May 31, 2015
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America will be on display at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery (210 West Frederick Street, Gaffney, SC 29340).
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
For more information contact LeighAnn K. Snuggs at 864-487-6244

April 22 – May 29, 2015
Movies on Main
Sports-themed movies will be played on Wednesday and Friday nights at the Capri Theater in Historic Downtown Gaffney
Details will be posted soon.

April 6 – May 14, 2015
Companion Exhibit: Mud, Sweat, and Cheers will be on display at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum
301 College Dr, Gaffney, SC 29340Gaffney Visitors Center
(864) 489-3988


April 17 – 18, 2015
Weekend of Champions
April 17 | 6:00 p.m.
Love Field (Twin Lake Road, Gaffney)
Starring:
Timmy Montgomery, Former Olympic Gold Medalist and Fastest Man in the World
Chris Shepard, Former NFL Star and Motivational Speaker – Keynote Address
Ali Henderson, American Idol Contestant
Steve Holt, World Famous Ventriloquist and Magician
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
April 18 | 12:00 p.m.
Timmy Montgomery will old a speed camp from 12 – 2 pm. Price for each participant is only $10.GaffneyvsSpartanburg

May 2, 2015 | Time TBA
Kentucky Derby Party
Cherokee County History and Arts Museum
301 College Dr, Gaffney, SC 29340
(864) 489-3988

May 7, 2015 | Time TBA
Lecture by Ken Burger, Athletic Hall of Fame writer
Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery
210 West Frederick Street, Gaffney, SC 29340
May 8 – May 31, 2015
Companion Exhibit: SC Textiles Exhibit
805 E Frederick St, Gaffney, SC 29340
(864) 902-3630

May 8 – 9, 2015 | Time TBA
Dr. Hale Book Signings
Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery
210 West Frederick Street, Gaffney, SC 29340

Belton SC

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June 6 – July 19, 2015
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America will be on display at the Belton Area Museum Association (100 North Main Street, Belton, SC 29627).
Admission is FREE!
Hours of operation:
Wednesday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
For more information contact Kathy Benson at 864-338-7400

May 22-26, 2015
Palmetto Junior Tennis Tournament
Belton Tennis Association/City Courts/Historic Belton Train Depot

100 North Main Street, Belton, SC 29627

June 5 – 7, 2015
SPUD Tournament
Belton Tennis Association /First Baptist Church/SC Tennis Hall of Fam
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100 North Main Street, Belton, SC 29627
Volunteer with the Special Populations Unified Doubles tournament, held in conjunction with the USTA Southern Special Populations Subcommittee.   Mentally and physically challenged players enjoy playing tennis, and participate in a recognition dinner with awards ceremony. Competitors come from SC, NC, GA, and AL to Belton each year. Exhibit will be open to attendees.

June 6, 2015
Pre-exhibit Event
Saluda River Run

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June 7, 2015, 2 – 5 PM
Opening Exhibit Celebration
BAMA/Historic Belton Train Depot

100 North Main Street, Belton, SC 29627
–In addition to the Smithsonian Exhibit we will be showcasing sports memorabilia of amateur and professional athletes loaned by those who are connected to Anderson County
–Area former sports greats to be at opening in the gallery to tell tales of their exploits on the field: John LeHeup (football, Philadelphia Eagles, USC Athletic Hall of Famer), Marty Knight (karate, World Champion Black Belt and SC Black Belt Hall of Famer), Matthew LeCroy (baseball, Gold Medal Olympian, Minnesota Twins), Stan Smith (tennis, Wimbledon Champion, SC Tennis Hall of Famer) with others such as Casey Ashley (Bass Masters Champion), stock car racer Justin Sorrow, BMX bike champion Stew Baylor, Beverly Childs ( owner of Westminster Dog Champion), and Thomas Chapman (owner of world champion hunting dog)
–We will set up mini tennis court on our lawn (reminiscent of lawn tennis) and have BTA give brief lessons
–Present Sports Greats Stories documentary films produced by BES, HPES, and WES 5th grade students
–Mascots of area teams will be on hand for pictures and autographs
–Cheerleading demo
–Ball Park foods and concessions to be available.

Image: Belton Mill Baseball Team, 1936, Courtesy of Belton Area Museum Association

June 11, 2015 – July 31, 2015
Opening Sports in Action, Photography Exhibit
News-Chronicle Office-Foyer
310 N Main St, Belton, SC 29627
Exhibition of the sports photography of Debbie Rogers, 30 year veteran sports photographer for our local newspaper.

June 12, 2015
Silent Auction, Book signing and Program by Sports Writer, Ken Burger –“A Sporting Life”
Historic Belton Train Depot
100 North Main Street, Belton, SC 29627

Tuesdays June 16, 23, 6:00 PM
Free Family Fun Sports Film Festival
Historic Belton Train Depot
100 North Main Street, Belton, SC 29627
Family friendly sports movies will be shown weekly at 6:00 PM in the Depot Center Section. Films with ties to SC’s rich heritage of sporting events/topics or movies that were filmed here in the Palmetto state will be featured. Sports celebrities with Anderson County ties will be asked to join us prior to the screenings to talk about their sporting exploits and sign autographs.
Sponsored by WebbCraft Family Foundation.

June 16                 Secretariat, with Mike Kinsey, the Horse Whisperer
June 23                 Days of Thunder, with Justin Sorrow, Race Car DriverBeltonPic1


June 28, 2015
Gamac Concert and picnic on the grounds
“Triumph and Tears: A Symphony of famous sports themes”
Historic Belton Train Depot
100 North Main Street, Belton, SC 29627
–Outdoor GAMAC concert including the Anderson Symphony Orchestra and the Anderson Children’s Choir who will perform musical themes such as “Nadia’s Song,” “Eye of the Tiger,” and “Olympic Fanfare and Theme.”
–Reservations required for catered lunch.
Sponsored by Foothills Community Foundation and WebbCraft Family Foundation.

 

Image: Latimer girls and friends play tennis around 1914 on clay court in Belton, Courtesy of Belton Area Museum Association

July 7 & 14, 6:00 PM
Free Family Fun Sports Film Festival
Historic Belton Train Depot
100 North Main Street, Belton, SC 29627
Family friendly sports movies will be shown weekly at 6:00 PM in the Depot Center Section. Films with ties to SC’s rich heritage of sporting events/topics or movies that were filmed here in the Palmetto state will be featured. Sports celebrities with Anderson County ties will be asked to join us prior to the screenings to talk about their sporting exploits and sign autographs.
Sponsored by WebbCraft Family Foundation.

July 7                     Radio, with Radio Kennedy, TL Hanna Super Fan
July 14                   A League of Their Own, with Viola Thompson Griffin, former All American Girls’ Baseball League Player

July 11
Corn Hole Tournament – Game On-Tailgating Competition
Historic Belton Train Depot
100 North Main Street, Belton, SC 29627
Bring your favorite tailgating attire, decorations and tailgate food
–Prizes will be awarded
–For registration please call 864-338-7400
10:00am – Stranger Danger Class for Kids
Center Section Train Depot
2:00pm – Program featuring State Scholar Fritz Hamer:
Highlights of the Clemson/Carolina Rivalry
Center Section Train Depot
Sponsored by The Humanities Council-SC and the UPS Store, Anderson

July 18 – Closing Program
Greenville Drive Textile Mill Baseball Heritage Game Day
–The Greenville Drive dedicates one game per season in honor of the Mill Baseball League, with this year’s emphasis being on Belton/Abney Mill and Chiquola Mill. They don uniforms and use equipment reminiscent of the heyday of the mill teams.
–Patrons will receive information rack cards about the exhibit with an invitation to visit.
–A coach will be hired to carry Anderson County folks to the game, including any former Belton/Abney Mill and Chiquola Mill baseball players from the area who will be recognized at the game.
–Documentary films will be shown prior to game
Sponsored by the Greenville Drive

Georgetown SC

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July 25 – September 5, 2015
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America
will be on display at the Georgetown County Museum (120 Broad Street, Georgetown, SC 29440).
Hours of operation:
Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Admission:
Under 6 and Members – FREE
7 – 18 years – $2
19 – 59 years – $5
Over 59 years – $4
For more information contact Susie Shoman, 843-545-7020

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Image (Top): The 1929 Andrews High School Girls Basketball Team, courtesy of Georgetown County Museum; from Georgetown County Digital Library
Image (Bottom): The 1930 Andrews High School Football Team, courtesy of Georgetown County Museum; from Georgetown County Digital Library

 

Sunday, June 14, 4:00 p.m.
Georgetown County Hometown Teams Baseball Game

Mike Johnson Field, 1500 Emmanuel Street, Georgetown, SC

Saturday, July 25, 10:00 a.m.
Celebration Parade

Front Street, Georgetown, SC

Tuesday, August 4, 7:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Georgetown Representatives from the S.C. Hall of Fame Basketball Coaches
Georgetown High School Auditorium, 2500 Anthuan Maybank Drive, Georgetown, SC 29440

Tuesday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Economic Impact of Golf on Georgetown County
With Georgetown County Officials and Golf Professionals
Georgetown High School Auditorium, 2500 Anthuan Maybank Drive, Georgetown, SC 29440

Slater SC

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September 12 – October 25, 2015
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America will be on display at the Slater Hall Community Center (5 Whitney Street, Slater, SC 29683)
Hours of operation:
Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
FREE and open to the public
For more information contact Karen Cleveland, 864-207-6924

Thursday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.
Storytelling Night
Travelers Rest Library , 17 Center Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Free and open to the public

Saturday, September 12, 9:00 a.m.
Opening Day Road Rally

The Road Rally will start at Travelers Rest History Museum (3 Edwards St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690) and end at Slater Hall, where the exhibit will be on display. There will be fun stops along the way. Sponsored by George Coleman Ford.

Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.
Travelers Rest Historical Society Meeting

Slater Hall Community Center, 5 Whitney Street, Slater, SC 29683
Open to the public

Saturday, September 19, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Slater-Marietta High School Reunion
Slater Hall Community Center, 5 Whitney Street, Slater, SC 29683
Saturday, September 26, 8:00 a.m.
Bike Ride on Swamp Rabbit Trail
The Bike Ride will start at Travelers Rest History Museum (3 Edwards St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690) and end at Slater Hall, where the exhibit will be on display. Sponsored by Greenville Health System

Saturday, October 10, 7:00 p.m.
Outdoor Movie Night at Slater Hall

Featuring McFarland USA
Enjoy the exhibit before and after the movie.
Refreshments available.
Sponsored by The Palmetto Bank

Saturday, October 24, 10:00 a.m.
Vintage Baseball Game at Shoeless Joe Jackson Park

Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park, 406 West Ave, Greenville, SC 29611
Open to the public

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Image: The 1927 1927 South Carolina Class B Champions from Travelers Rest High School; Courtesy of Travelers Rest Historical Society

Manning SC

November 5 – December 12, 2015
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America will be on display at Weldon Auditorium in Manning (7 Maple Street, Manning, SC 29102)
Hours of operation:
Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fridays: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FREE and open to the public

Appointments are also available for other viewings. Please call Clarendon Archives to schedule a time to visit (803-435-0328) or Call Weldon Auditorium for their hours of operation  (803-433-7469).

Manning Training School 1953 Basketball Tournament First Honor Trophy
Image: The Manning Training School Girls Team, 1953

Tuesday,  November 3, 2015, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Grand Opening
Parade, Tailgate, and Documentary Premiere
Parade – Local sports teams or individual sports are invited to participate in the parade from Pocotaligo Plaza to Weldon Auditorium prior to the sponsors tailgate. (Line up at 4:30 p.m.)Tailgate – Sponsors are invited to set up tables or vehicles and provide food. For more information about becoming a sponsor, please contact the Clarendon County Archives (803.435.0328).
Documentary – Students from various Clarendon County schools have been working on a documentary of sports in Clarendon County. Join us for the premiere inside Weldon Auditorium at 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 3, to view this documentary.

November 1, 2015 – December 12, 2015
Local Exhibit at Clarendon County History Museum

A complimentary exhibit of local sports legends, school sports, support teams, and other sports-related memorabilia. This exhibit will open on Sunday, November 1, 2015, and will be open to the public from 2pm until 5pm that day. The museum exhibit will be open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday 11am-3pm. To make an appointment to view the local exhibit during closed hours, please contact the museum (803.433.0328) and leave a message.

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Image: The 1930’s Turbeville High School Girls Basketball Team, state champs.