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Polo on the Plains - Exhibition Opening

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March 28, 2015, 2:00 PM CT

The public is invited to the opening of "Polo on the Plains," a special exhibit that explores polo's history in Victoria, a community settled by British immigrants in 1872.

Hear Michael Zogry, University of Kansas Professor of Indigenous Studies, present "Sports as Religion: Fact or Fiction?"

Are there any sports or athletic games in the world that are considered religious? Have there ever been any? Can sports such as basketball, football, or soccer be religions for players or spectators? This lecture will provide an introduction to these questions by surveying several examples from different cultures and time periods, as well as selected scholarly interpretations.

This project is part of "Hometown Teams," a statewide initiative exploring the way sports build and unite communities.

Ellis County Historical Society
100 W 7th St
Hays, KS 67601-4429
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Sponsored by: Ellis County Historical Society

For more information about this event, please contact:
Donald H. Westfall
(785) 628-2624
Email
http://www.elliscountyhistoricalmuseum.org