Humanities Happenings: 05/29-05/31

More Hometown Teams events this weekend! And, mark your calendars for the opening of Great Bend’s Hometown Teams partner site exhibit!

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Jetmore: “Friday Night Lights”
The public is invited to “Friday Night Lights, 8-Man Style,” a “Hometown Teams” partner site exhibit that documents the people and traditions that make eight-man football possible in rural Hodgeman County. The exhibit is on display through May 31st at Hodgeman County Courthouse. Click here for details.

 

 

 

The 1936 U.S. Olympic basketball team was rooted in McPherson, Kansas.  Image Courtesy McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The 1936 U.S. Olympic basketball team was rooted in McPherson, Kansas. Image Courtesy McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Greensburg: From Rivals to Teammates
The “Hometown Teams” Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition continues at Kiowa County Historical Museum and Soda Fountain.

Kiowa County’s companion exhibition, “Maverick Nation: Our Hometown Team,” is also on display. “Maverick Nation” focuses on how sports brought the community together after the 2007 EF-5 tornado and how the community has come full circle with one school, the Kiowa County High School, and one mascot, the Mavericks. Both exhibits run through June 21st at the historical museum.  Click here for details.

Additionally, Rich Hughes, author of Netting Out Basketball 1936, will present on Kansas’ long and storied connections to the game of basketball. The presentation will also include a screening of the KHC-funded short documentary film Oil and Gold. May 30th at Kiowa County Historical Museum and Soda Fountain at 2:00pm. Click here for details.

 

 

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Great Bend: The Beat of Their Own Drum
“The Hometown Team: How Our Community Championed Its Youth” partner site exhibit tells the story of the Argonne Rebels, a successful competitive drum and bugle corps established in Great Bend in the 1940s. The exhibit is on display through August 31st. June 1st at Great Bend Public Library. Click here for details.

 

 

 

For details about upcoming KHC events, please visit our calendar.