Host Sites for Hometown Teams Exhibit Announced

BaseballSC Humanities is happy to announce that 6 small communities in South Carolina will have the opportunity to host the traveling Smithsonian exhibit Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America in 2015. Hometown Teams explores how sports reflect the trials and triumphs of the American experience.

SC Humanities offered an application opportunity to small museums, arts centers, libraries, and other community venues in South Carolina cities with fewer than 20,000 residents to host this exciting exhibit about American sports. Six communities were selected from among the many applicants, and the successful host sites and tour schedule are outlined below.

February 28 – April 12, 2015
Bamberg County Chamber of Commerce  / The Bamberg County Hometown Teams Committee
Host Location: The Parish Hall at Christ Church Episcopal, 5266 Carolina Highway
Denmark, SC 29041
Contact: Phyllis Overstreet, 803-245-6645

April 18 – May 31, 2015
City of Gaffney
Host Location: Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery, 210 West Frederick Street
Gaffney, SC 29340
Contact: LeighAnn K. Snuggs, 864-487-6244

June 6 – July 19, 2015
Belton Area Museum Association
Host Location: Belton Area Museum Association, 100 North Main Street
Belton, SC 29627
Contact: Shirah Smith, 864-338-7400

July 25 – September 6, 2015
Georgetown County Museum
Host Location: Georgetown County Museum, 120 Broad Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Contact: Jill Santopietro, 843-545-7020

September 12 – October 25, 2015
Slater Hall Citizens’ Committee and Traveler’s Rest Historical Society
Host Location: Slater Hall Community Center
5 Whitney Street, Slater, SC 29683
Contact: Karen Cleveland, 864-207-6924

October 31 – December 13, 2015
Clarendon County Historical Society
Host Location: Weldon Auditorium, 7 Maple Street
Manning, SC 29102
Contact: Sylvia H. Clark, 803-478-8879

These host sites will have more than a year to plan for the exhibit’s arrival in their community and to coordinate collateral programming like local exhibits, events, and more. If you would like more information about Hometown Teams in South Carolina, please contact T.J. Wallace at or 803-771-2477.

Hometown Teams is made possible in South Carolina through Museum on Main Street, a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Services and state humanities councils nationwide.

Image: Hometown Glory by Brenda Read Photography; The Gulf Coast Cardinals celebrate a victory, Lake Jackson, TX, 2009