‘Hometown Teams’ Exhibition – Cobden

What does an appleknocker have to do with basketball?   Visit the Hometown Teams Hometown Teams 024exhibit in Cobden, IL from March 1 to April 13 and find out.  The Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit is open on Thurs.- Sat. from 10am to 5pm and, on Sundays from 1 to 5pm.

From Wheaties cereal to Title IX, learn how sports have shaped and been shaped by our American culture and hear the local sports stories that stir up our Southern Illinois pride.

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The exhibit seeks to use sports to reflect the trials and triumphs of the American experience that have shaped the country’s national character, and to capture the history and pride of communities through the prism of sports. All levels of sports will be covered, from professional match-ups to pick-up games on the local playground. The exhibition is national in theme and local in scope, with Union County Historical Society interpreting the exhibit to share their local history, legends, and memorabilia in the community.

Hometown Teams 026And if we’re not playing, we’re watching: in the stands, on the fields with our sons and daughters, or in our living rooms with friends in front of a television. Football, baseball, and basketball capture our attention most, but more and more, other non-traditional sports vie for our time and support. On any given weekend in America, sports are a big part of what we do.

Blue Dolphins Swim Team

Blue Dolphins Swim Team

 Local Exhibit Related Events
– “Mixing Business & Pleasure: Merchant Teams, Etc.” – Sunday, 3/9 at 2p
– “A Team Apart: Segregation in Sports, 1924-1954” – Sunday, 3/16 at 2p
– “The Amazing Appleknockers: 50 Years Later” – Sunday, 3/23 at 2p
– “We Can Do It!: Before and After Title IX” – Sunday, 3/30 at 2p   Hometown Teams 019
– “There’s No ‘I’ in Hometown Teams” – Sunday, 4/6 at 2p

For more information, contact the Union County Historical and Genealogy Society at (618) 893-2865 or (618) 893-2882.        This exhibition is free and open to the public.

Squeeze the mustard bottle, and, the aroma 'takes you out to the ballgame'

Squeeze the mustard bottle, and, the aroma ‘takes you out to the ballgame’

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2 Responses to ‘Hometown Teams’ Exhibition – Cobden

  1. Pingback: Hometown Teams – Smithsonian’s newest traveling exhibit | Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau

  2. thedra says:

    Great to have this kind of exhibit in Southern Illinois!

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