The Smithsonian is Coming!

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Baseball. Football. Basketball. Soccer. Bowling. Cycling. People around the country are drawn to compete in these sports and many others. Still more are gathered on the sidelines to cheer for their favorite teams. Nowhere do Americans more intimately connect to sports than in their hometowns. And that is certainly true in Miami, Oklahoma!

The Miami Public Library, in cooperation with the Oklahoma Humanities Council, will celebrate this connection as it hosts “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program—a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations.

“Hometown Teams” will be on view April 24 through June 5 during regular library hours.

The exhibition will capture the stories that unfold on the neighborhood fields and courts, and the underdog heroics, larger-than-life legends, fierce rivalries and gut-wrenching defeats.

We also want to honor our local sports teams and are looking for sports memorabilia featuring Wardogs, Norsemen, or any other Ottawa Co. teams that we could place in our display cases during the months of April-June. Call the library at 918-541-2292 for more info.

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