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MUSEUM GALLERY : Hometown Teams

Join us for a pep-rally style exhibit opening reception. Dress in your favorite team jersey, stay for sports trivia, Adult Swim activities, local memorabilia displays, an opening reception speaker and more! Our love of sports begins in our hometowns. We play them on ball fields and sandlots, on courts and on ice, in parks and playgrounds, even in the street. From pick-up games to organized leagues, millions of Americans of all ages play sports. Win or lose, we yearn to compete and play another day.

If we’re not playing sports, we’re watching them. We sit in the stands, and root for the local high school team, or gather on the sideline and cheer on our sons and daughters as they take their first swing or score their first goal. Hometown sports are more than just games—they shape our lives and unite us and celebrate who we are as Americans.

Hometown Teams is a Museum on Main Street exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution of Traveling Exhibition Service. Funded by the U.S. Congress. Additional support from Humanities Washington.

For more information, please call 509-764-3830.

Opening Reception Speaker

Humanities Washington Speaker’s Bureau

THE GOOD GAME: On the Moral Value of Sports with Mike VanQuickenborne

Date: March 22, 2019 – Friday

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Balsam

Go deeper than the latest stats. Explore the philosophical implications of sports, what they say about our culture, and the ways in which they can reveal our full humanity. Come early to enjoy the opening reception activities for the museum’s new exhibition, Hometown Teams.

Adult Swim: Cheer Pom-Poms

Date: March 22, 2019 – Friday

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: Civic Center Avenue, 401 S. Balsam

Pro, college or your hometown team – get cheering and show off you team spirit by making these simple Pom-Poms!

    Civic Center Auditorium
    (509) 764-3805
    401 S. Balsam
    Moses Lake, WA 98837 United States