Kansas hosts needed for Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2013

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy Quillin, Director of Communications Kansas Humanities Council (785) 357-0359; tracy@kansashumanities.org www.kansashumanities.org

Kansas hosts needed for Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition

Topeka – The Kansas Humanities Council seeks six Kansas hosts for the 2015 Kansas tour of the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, “Hometown Teams.” Museums, public libraries, art centers, and other nonprofit cultural organizations are invited to apply by September 30, 2013. The eligibility requirements and application form are available at www.kansashumanities.org.

“Hometown Teams” explores the ways sports build and unite communities through photographs, hands-on components, and audio and video clips from the Smithsonian Institution. From the little leagues to the big leagues and everywhere in between, “Hometown Teams” examines how sports are a significant part of our national narrative.

“‘Hometown Teams’ is a unique opportunity for Kansans to host a Smithsonian Institution exhibition in their own backyard,” said Julie Mulvihill, executive director of the Kansas Humanities Council. “The exhibition also encourages communities to explore, preserve, and share the stories of their own hometown teams.”

The Kansas Humanities Council sponsors the Kansas tour of “Hometown Teams” in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street, a one-of-a-kind cultural project that serves small towns and residents of rural communities. The Kansas Humanities Council partnered with Museum on Main Street to present "The Way We Worked" Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition in 2012 and 2013. "The Way We Worked" attracted 57,475 participants and visitors from 42 states.

The Kansas Humanities Council is a nonprofit organization that supports community-based cultural programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities. For more information, visit www.kansashumanities.org.

Eligibility requirements and application form for “Hometown Teams” are available at www.kansashumanities.org. For more information, contact KHC at (785) 357-0359.

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