Author Archives: khcintern

Talking the Talk: Figures of (Sports) Speech

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. The United States bears a deserved reputation as a sports-obsessed nation. We love our sports so much that when we can’t play the … Read full article »

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“The Class of the State”: Haskell’s Gridiron History

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. Alabama. Florida State. Stanford. Haskell? Today, the biggest names in college football are schools with enrollment in the tens of thousands from conference … Read full article »

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Tinker, Player, Hero, Legend

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. No one still living in the small town of Muscotah, Kansas, ever saw Joe Tinker play baseball. They certainly weren’t around for either … Read full article »

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A League of Our Own in Chase County

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. Chase County, Kansas, home to a population of just under 3000 people, isn’t a big place. But as any Kansan knows, small doesn’t … Read full article »

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Humanities Happenings: 10/16-10/18

  Did you know October is National Arts & Humanities Month? There’s never been a more perfect time to attend a weekend humanities event in Kansas! Junction City: Mythical Creatures Johnny Kaw shaped Kansas’ landscape with his oversized scythe. Lonesome … Read full article »

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Community and Coincidence: Researching Sports History in Linn County

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. When Linn County Partner Site Project Director Janet Reynolds, primary researcher Ruth Reynolds and other members of the community were considering what topics … Read full article »

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Humanities Happenings: 10/09-10/11

From cornhusking in Oakley to a film festival in Overland Park, there are plenty of humanities events to keep you busy this weekend! North Newton: Title IX & College Athletics: Individual Journeys Allison McFarland, Professor of Business and Economics at … Read full article »

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Let There Be Light

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. Night games are so common in today’s sports that it’s hard to believe that, not even 100 years ago, the idea of watching … Read full article »

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Humanities Happenings: 10/02-10/04

Show your hometown spirit for the sixth and final “Hometown Teams” host site and explore this weekend’s other other eight humanities events! Humboldt: “Hometown Teams” Exhibit Opening Experience the story of sports-the athletes, the coaches, and the fans who cheer … Read full article »

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A Tale of Two Players: Baseball Legends in Humboldt

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. Most small towns will never produce even one famous athlete. Humboldt, Kansas, can claim two. The southeast Kansas community of about 2000 people … Read full article »

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