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SMITHSONIAN

The Enterprise Public Library has been selected to host a Smithsonian exhibit, Hometown Teams from November 8, 2016 through December 10, 2016!

Hometown Teams has been made possible in Enterprise by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

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

 

Hometown Teams Exhibition Description

Our love of sports begins in our hometowns. We play them 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. Win or lose, we yearn to compete and play another day.

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 sideline and cheer on our sons and daughters as they take their first swing or score their first goal.

Hometown sports are more than just games—they shape our lives and unite us and celebrate who we are as Americans.

No part of American culture so colorfully and passionately celebrates American ideals as does sports.

Schedule of Events

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Mayor Boswell
Tuesday, November 8, 9:00 AM at the Enterprise Public Library

Hometown Heroes: How the Game Has Changed (CANCELLED)
Tuesday, November 15, 5:30 PM at the Enterprise Farmers Market
A forum of former high school, college, and NFL players. Hosted by Joshua Boutwell of the Enterprise Ledger and Ricky Adams


Hometown Stories: The Importance of Capturing Oral Histories
Thursday, November 17, 5:30 PM at the Enterprise Public Library
A special lecture led by University of Alabama in Huntsville Professor John Kvach about the importance of capturing oral histories

Hometown Memories: I Remember When
Tuesday, November 22, all day at the Enterprise Public Library
Enjoy a screening of a special video highlighting Enterprise and Enterprise sports

Hometown Legends: A Night with Eli Gold
Tuesday, December 13, 5:30 PM at the Enterprise Civic Center
Meet the famous voice of Alabama football! Hosted by Enterprise High School Football Coach David Faulkner


Volunteers

Volunteer will play an essential role in inspiring and engaging thousands of people from all over Alabama. We are on the lookout for dynamic and curious people who want to be part of the Smithsonian exhibit. Watch this page for upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Sponsors

If you are looking for innovative ways to attract consumers and build brand loyalty, sponsoring Hometown Teams is an excellent way to align your brand with a proven partner that brings the Smithsonian to America. As a sponsor of an upcoming exhibition, your company would receive benefits such as:

If you are interested in sponsoring Hometown Teams, please contact the library director.