Hometown Teams

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Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America is a traveling Smithsonian exhibit that examines how sports represent our communities and embody the American spirit. Developed as part of the Museum on Main Street program, this exhibit is designed especially for small museums and rural audiences that lack regular access to traveling exhibitions.

Read the full exhibit description!

SC Humanities is pleased to bring Hometown Teams to South Carolina in 2015 for a year-long tour of six communities. Each host community will present collateral programming from local exhibits to community tailgates to movie screenings. Keep checking back for exciting updates about the Hometown Teams tour of South Carolina!

 See the list of local events planned in each community!

Exhibit Schedule

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 2901
Contact: Cindy Hurst, 803-793-5822
See the list of local events planned in Denmark!

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
See the list of local events planned in Gaffney!

June 6 – July 19, 2015
Belton Area Museum Association
Host Location: Belton Area Museum Association
100 North Main Street, Belton, SC 29627
Contact: Kathy Benson, 864-338-7400
See the list of local events planned in Belton!

July 25 – September 6, 2015
Georgetown County Museum
Host Location:Georgetown County Museum
120 Broad Street,Georgetown, SC 29440
Contact: 843-545-7020
See the list of local events planned in Georgetown!

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
See the list of local events planned in Slater!

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

Hometown Teams Photo 1 Althea Gibson


For more information about Hometown Teams, please contact T.J. Wallace at 803-771-2477.

Hometown Teams has been made possible in South Carolina by SC Humanities. Hometown Teams is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.


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In South Carolina, SC Humanities has received additional support for the Hometown Teams project from Central Carolina Community Foundation (Manning site); South State Bank (Georgetown site); The Foothills Community Foundation (Belton site);  The Jolley Foundation (Slater site); and The Broad River Electric Cooperative (Gaffney site).

To find out more about supporting Hometown Teams in South Carolina, please contact T.J. Wallace at 803-771-2477.


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Top: The Gulf Coast Cardinals celebrate a victory, Lake Jackson, Texas, 2009; “Hometown Glory” by Brenda Read Photography

Bottom: Althea Gibson shattered racial barriers in both tennis and golf. She won both the U.S. Open and Wimbledon in 1957 and 1958. Later, in 1964, she became the first African American to join the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA); Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, NYWT&S Collection, LC-USZ62-115789