Humanities Happenings: Hometown Teams Edition

It’s a “Hometown Teams”-themed Humanities Happenings! Read on to find out about upcoming and ongoing “Hometown Teams” exhibits and programs.

 

Michael J. Zogry

Michael J. Zogry

 

Greensburg: Another Side to Naismith
The presentation “Religion and Basketball: Naismith’s Game” explores how and to what extent religion played a part in James Naismith’s life. Michael J. Zogry, “Hometown Teams” Kansas tour scholar, will make connections between Naismith’s faith and his creation of the game of basketball, and Naismith’s historical and cultural legacy. May 17th at Kiowa County Historical Museum and Soda Fountain at 2:00pm. Click here for details.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pratt: Rec League Revelry
The public is invited to the opening of “Images of Hometown Teams in the Pratt Region,” a special partner site exhibit at the Vernon Filley Art Museum. The exhibit is on display through June 21st. *Please note the exhibit opening was originally scheduled for May 9th, but was cancelled due to severe weather.*

The Pratt Recreation Commission has been strengthening the community since the 1950s. This exhibition features the work of citizen photographers from the Vernon Filley Art Museum. Embedded with local teams, the photographers documented one season of rec league play. View their images and learn about the Recreation Commission’s unique history.

Hear a panel of local experts discuss the history and long-term impact sports and the Pratt Recreation Commission.

The project is part of “Hometown Teams,” a statewide initiative exploring the way sports build and unite communities. May 18th at Vernon Filley Art Museum at 6:00pm. Click here for details.

 

 

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Jetmore: All for One and Eight-Man for All
Jetmore’s partner site exhibition, “Friday Night Lights, 8-Man Style,”  documents the people and traditions that make eight-man football possible in rural Hodgeman County, Kansas. The exhibit is on display through May 31st at Hodgeman County Courthouse. Click here for details.

The project is part of “Hometown Teams,” a statewide initiative exploring the way sports build and unite communities.

 

 

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Larned: Survival, Sport, or Both?
Larned’s partner site exhibition, “The Evolution of Hunting: From Survival to Marketing to Sport at Fort Larned,” examines how hunting transitioned from a survival necessity to a leisure sport enjoyed by cavalry officers and their wives. The exhibit is on display through November 1st at Fort Larned National Historic Site. Click here for details.

The project is part of “Hometown Teams,” a statewide initiative exploring the way sports build and unite communities.

 

For more information about “Hometown Teams” exhibits and other humanities events, visit KHC’s calendar.