The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to bring a Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street Exhibit to Hernando County through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. The event runs September 28 to November 9, 2019 at the Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center located at 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville, FL. See more in this Hernando Sun article: https://www.hernandosun.com/article/historic-hernando-preservation-society-hosts-smithsonian-exhibit .
The Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams traveling exhibition examines the many roles that sports play in American society. Hometown sports are more than just games—they shape our lives and unite us and celebrate who we are as Americans. We play on ball fields and sandlots, on courts and on ice, in parks and playgrounds, even in the street. From pick-up games to organized leagues, millions of Americans of all ages play sports. And, if we’re not playing sports, we’re watching them. We sit in the stands and root for the local high school team, or gather on the sidelines and cheer on our sons and daughters as they take their first swing or score their first goal.
Thanks to our never-ending appetite for competition and games, Americans now have a wider selection of sports to play and watch than ever before. Football, baseball, and basketball—America’s traditional hometown sports—share space on our calendars with soccer, hockey, tennis, running, wrestling, skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, sailing, and many other sports. What has occurred in our hometowns is nothing less than a sports revolution.
ALL EVENTS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
OPENING DAY KICKOFF
Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 10 AM
Grand Opening of the Smithsonian Exhibit: Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.
FLORIDA SPORTS HISTORY
Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 11 AM
”It’s Not Just Fun & Games” with Steve Noll of the University of Florida.
THE EARLY HISTORY OF HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS
Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 11 AM
“The Teams, the Stories, the Legends” with Bob Martinez of Old Brooksville in Photos & Stories.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 11 AM
“Through the Lens, Images from the Sidelines” with Joe DiCristofalo of
HERNANDO YOUTH LEAGUE DAY: SHAPING LIVES THROUGH SPORTS
Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 11 AM
Roundtable discussion with coaches, players and parents on the importance of youth league sports.
The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to partner with the City of Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department as well as the Florida Humanities Council.