PROGRAM: KY Hometown Teams

Presented by:
Kentucky Humanities Council
Current Initiative: Hometown Teams National Partner: Smithsonian – Museum on Main Street Local Partner: Libraries, Other Subject: History, Other Audience: All, Children and Families, Rural Communities

Hometown Teams captures the stories that unfold on the neighborhood fields and courts, and the underdog heroics, larger-than-life legends, fierce rivalries and gut-wrenching defeats. Whether it is professional sports or those played on the collegiate or scholastic level, amateur sports or sports played by kids on the local playground, sports are everywhere in America. Nowhere do Americans more intimately connect to sports than in their hometowns. Kentucky Humanities will sponsor Hometown Teams at 15 sites throughout the Commonwealth in 2017 and 2018.

Here are upcoming host sites and dates:

  • July 15 – August 19, 2017: Nicholas County Historical Society (Carlisle, KY)
  • August 26 – September 30, 2017: Appalachian Arts Alliance (Hazard, KY)
  • October 7 – November 11, 2017: Todd County Welcome Center (Elkton, KY)
  • November 18 – December 30, 2017: Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission (Corbin, KY)
  • View Full List Here


Museum on Main Street serves rural communities by circulating Smithsonian exhibitions that focus on broad topics of national history and culture. State Humanities Councils help small museums prepare exhibition-related events for and about their communities. The museums benefit from the project’s professional training in educational programs, marketing, and interpretation of local history. Through these combined resources, Museum on Main Street provides high-quality cultural programs to under-served rural citizens and sparks everlasting professional improvement for small-town cultural organizations.