The Little Mermaid is a stage musical produced by Disney Theatrical, based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name, and the classic story of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. The story is about a mermaid who dreams of the world above the sea and gives… Read More
Check out all the best local businesses all in one place for free at the 19th Annual Hernando County Residents Reception! There will be local vendors and businesses, restaurants, government offices, and law enforcement! This event will be at Pasco Hernando State College located at 450 Beverly Court in Spring… Read More
Re-live days gone by at this annual event with historic tours, authentic folk vendors, entertainment, and delicious food throughout an historic town in Florida’s beautiful Nature Coast. Friday, December 6, you can join in Candles & Carols, an old-time Florida family gathering complete with music, carols, decorated historic homes, and… Read More
Welcome to this rustic craft distillery’s annual “Holiday Open House”. Enjoy top band performances by The Black Honkeys, The Greg Billings Band, and Barefoot Bob and the Hope, food trucks, sample pours of Wild Buck Whiskey and Mermaid Rum, a craft beer/wine garden, vendors, holiday gift baskets, holiday festivities, and… Read More
One of Citrus County’s favorite holiday traditions, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park host the 29th Annual Celebration of Lights, featuring Sebastian Hawes’ Spectacular Synchronized Light and Sound Show along with nightly entertainment. The event begins on Thursday, Dec. 19 and… Read More
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Hometown Teams: How Sports Shapes America
October 21 @ 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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