Whether you’re building, remodeling, decorating, landscaping, or just dreaming about your next home improvement, the Hernando County Home & Garden Show is the place to be. The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is bringing the 2nd Annual Home & Garden Show to Hernando County on February 29 from 10… Read More
Live mermaids and live music will provide your send-off as you explore the Florida Mermaid Trail in Brooksville. We’re also holding a Best Mermaid Contest for both people and animals at 10:15 am. Don’t miss it! What is The Florida Mermaid Trail? The Florida Mermaid Trail includes two routes (1.1… Read More
Experience the thrill of the golden age of aviation with a flight in the fully restored Ford Tri-Motor airplane. This was the first all-metal multi-engine commercial airliner and it is coming to the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport on March 5-8, 2020 for your opportunity to schedule a flight. A one-of-a-kind… Read More
You know spring is just around the corner when the 33rd Annual Floral City Strawberry Festival comes to town! Get ready to come out to one of Citrus County’s prettiest parks on March 7th and 8th for fun (and strawberries), food (and strawberries), entertainment (and strawberries), Princess Pageants and Pie-Eating… Read More
Most people who know him would say Bengt is a logistically impaired ditz, but his comedy is described as intelligent, surprisingly universal considering the content matter and profoundly funny. Bengt Washburn is bringing his hilarious comedy show to The Valerie Theatre in Inverness, Florida, on March 7 for two shows:… Read More
The 36th Annual Art in the Park will be held at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville, FL, Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 2020, 10 am-5 pm. The juried festival offers more than 130 fine art and craft exhibitors plus 2 days of live stage entertainment, featuring… Read More
Blues Bash at the Ranch came about after the success of Camping with the Blues, held at Sertoma Youth Ranch in October each year. Greg Herndon and Paul Benjamin felt another blues festival would be the perfect addition to the ranch and would be held in the spring each year. Read More
The City of Inverness announces the sixth annual Inverness Big Bass Classic to be held Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Wallace Brooks Park. This event has become very popular with locals and professionals throughout the southeast for its high stakes hourly weigh-ins. Anglers compete for the hourly $1,000 payout and… Read More
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Hometown Teams: How Sports Shapes America
September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 9, 2019
“Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program will be on view at the Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center from September 28 – November 9, 2019.
Brooksville and the surrounding community has been expressly chosen by the Florida Humanities Council to host “Hometown Teams” as part of the Museum on Main Street program- a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. The exhibition is on tour in six communities in Florida in 2019. Please visit www.museumonmainstreet.org to see more about this program.
“Hometown Teams” 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. For more than 100 years, sports have reflected the trials and triumphs of the American experience and helped shape the national character. 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.
“Hometown Teams” allows the opportunity to explore this fascinating aspect of our own region’s sports history and we hope it will inspire many to become even more involved in the cultural life of the community.
Several local events in conjunction with the “Hometown Teams” exhibit, including:
- Opening Day Kickoff September 28 at 10 AM
- Florida Sports History: It’s Not Just Fun & Games, October 5 at 11 AM
The history of sports in Florida in the context of racial and gender issues, the influence of big business, and personal identities Floridians have with their local teams. It’s serious but it’s also fun. Steve Noll, Historian, writer, Master lecturer in history, University of Florida, Ph.D., University of Florida
- The Early History of Hernando County Sports: The Teams, The Stories, The Legends, October 12 at 11 AM
You’ll have the unique opportunity to meet and greet with a group of Hernando’s Sports Hall Of Famers. Robert “Bob” Martinez, Publisher of Old Brooksville In Photos & Stories
- Sports Photography: Through the Lens, Images from the Sidelines, October 19 at 11 AM
Professional sports photographer Joe DiCristofalo, Sports Photographer with HernandoSports.com shares his knowledge and passion for sports and photography.
- HYL Day: How the Hernando Youth Leagues are Shaping Lives Through Sports, October 26 at 11 AM
The Smithsonian “Hometown Teams” exhibit is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, as are all the events listed. All events will be at the Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center. Exhibit hours will be Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m: September 28 – November 9, 2019.
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