Humanities Happenings–01/30-02/01

This weekend’s Humanities Happenings features the kick-off of the long-awaited “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” traveling exhibition!                  Hometown Teams_Title Treatment_color_FNL

Ellinwood: Sports Heroes Off the Field

The “Hometown Teams” Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition explores the ways sports build and unite communities. The enthusiasm and dedication of fans, athletes, and coaches bonds us across time, cultures, generations, and geography.

By engaging with photographs, audio and video clips, and hands-on components, visitors to the Hometown Teams Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition will learn how sports continually shape American culture and society. From the little leagues to the big leagues and everywhere in between, sports are a significant part of our national narrative.

“Heroes on the Sideline” local exhibition features Ellinwood sports fans and boosters. January 31st at Ellinwood Community Library  Click here for details.

William Clyde Brown

William Clyde Brown

Stafford: The Grapes of Wrath

Forced from their Oklahoma farm by the Dust Bowl, the Joad family sets out for the promised land of California. As they travel across the country, joined by other migrants, they confront an America deeply divided between rich and poor. 581 pp. February 1st at 1:30pm at Stafford County Historical and Genealogical Society. Click here for details.

Explore KHC’s events for the month of February here.