Museum on Main Street

Hometown Teams_Title_cmyk_FNLMuseum on Main Street brings the world-famous Smithsonian museum to communities across Nebraska.  These changing exhibitions focus on our national history and culture. Working with small museums, libraries and other hometown organizations, Humanities Nebraska develops events around these traveling exhibitions. By combining resources, Museum on Main Street brings quality cultural programs to rural citizens and sparks lasting professional improvement for small-town cultural organizations.

Museum on Main Street is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and state humanities councils nationwide that serves the small-town museums and citizens of rural America.

Humanities Nebraska presentes “Hometown Teams” in 2014 and “The Way We Worked” in 2015-16.

Hometown Teams 2014

In 2014, “Hometown Teams” will tour Nebraska communities. The exhibition will explore the origins of popular community sports in America and their evolution to today, the rise and significance of company-owned teams and leagues, and the role of sports in the civil rights struggles by minorities and women.

Watch the trailer!



See Hometowns Teams in the following towns:

April 14 – May 17
Wahoo Public Library
637 N Maple St. | (402) 443-3871

South Omaha
June 2 – July 3
El Museo Latino
4701 S 25th St. | (402) 731-1137

St. Paul
July 13 – August 9
St. Paul Library
1301 Howard Ave. | (308) 754-5223

August 18 – September 20
Raymond A. Whitwer Tilden Public Library
202 S Center St. | (402) 368-5306

September 29 – October 31
Knight Museum & Sandhills Center
908 Yellowstone Ave. | (308) 762-2384

November 11 – December 13
Dawson County Historical Museum
805 N Taft St. | (308) 324-5340

 Previous Sites

Nebraska City
March 1 – April 5
Morton-James Public Library
923 1st Corso | (402) 873-5609

Hometown Teams is brought to these communities by these and other generous donors:

The Carmen and John  Gottschalk Foundation

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Apply now to host our next Museum on Main Street exhibition: The Way We Worked.

See link in upper right “Resources” box.



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