The Smithsonian is coming! 

Florida Humanities Council has selected the Pioneer Florida Museum to host "Hometown Teams" Smithsonian Exhibition!

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Suncoast Credit Union!!! 


Smithsonian Exhibition Hometown Teams 

March 17 - April 28, 2018 Schedule your group tours and Field Trips Now!

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Opening Day, Saturday, March 17, 10:00 -11:00 a.m. Tampa Bay Lightning Mascot "Lightning Bug" will greet guests and pose for photos, there will be some giveaways while supplies last, music, and a drawing for a Pioneer Florida Museum membership.

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.

Hometown Teams 1 minute video

Please check out our Event Calendar for a list of special days and speakers!



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