Upcoming Traveling Exhibit
Dunedin History Museum is one of only six Florida sites chosen to host this exhibit
Hometown Teams will be at the Dunedin History Museum from May 5 until June 20. Open to the public on Tuesday through Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.
(entrance on west side of building.)
“Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America”, is a traveling exhibit sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council’s, Museum on Main Street Program and is produced by the Smithsonian Museum. Hometown Teams helps shed light on the important role of sports in U.S. society. Millions of American citizens of all ages play sports at organized, amateur, and professional levels. This exhibit allows people to see how all types of sports have helped shape our society and individual communities. It gives us a sense of identity on a national scale, and it helps us relate to other societies whom hold other sports in higher regard. It helps us, as Americans, to unite, not only amongst ourselves, but with others as well.
Some of the themes of this exhibit include subjects around Our American Spirit, the relations to sports and culture, sports and commerce, equality in sports, and finally, the future of sports. The exhibit will contain 75 sports artifacts and the Dunedin History Museum will included a section on sports in Dunedin to compliment the exhibit. Besides the exhibit itself, the museum will be having several special announced lectures from guest speakers while the exhibit is on display. There will also be special outreach programs such as a vintage 1880’s ball game with players dressed in period uniforms playing the rules of the day.