The Nodaway County Historical Society (NCHS) in Maryville, Missouri, has been selected to host the Smithsonian travelling exhibit “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” from October 12 to December 2. The NCHS and the surrounding community have been expressly chosen by the Missouri Humanities Council to host this exhibit, which was created by the Museum on Main Street program, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. It will tour only six communities in Missouri: Maryville, Trenton, Butler, Sullivan, Aurora, and Perryville.
The Smithsonian exhibit features many different topics, including the evolution of sports equipment and safety concerns, gender and race, forgotten sports and new cutting-edge sports, mascots and cheerleaders, the marching band, and so much more.
Northwest Missouri State University’s Student Activities Council is featuring several sport-focused movies in their free summer movie series: McFarland USA on June 27, Million Dollar Arm on July 18, and Invictus on August 8. These family-friendly movies start at 7 p.m. in the Ron Houston Performing Arts Center.