The Oklahoma Humanities Council invites museums, libraries, and historical societies in towns with fewer than 20,000 residents to apply to host the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition called Hometown Teams.

The exhibit will tour six Oklahoma communities from March 2015 through December 2015.

The fee to apply is $250. OHC and the Smithsonian handle all other costs. The six weeks each community hosts the exhibit offers a rare opportunity to increase visitation, visibility, and community pride. Host site applications are available online at Deadline to apply is Oct. 1

Host sites will be selected based on geographic location, evidence of strong community support, strength of proposed ideas for supplementary events, and physical event space.

About Hometown Teams:

Sports are an indelible part of our culture and community. For well over one hundred years sports have reflected the trials and triumphs of the American experience and helped shape our national character. Whether it’s professional sports, or those played on the collegiate or scholastic level, amateur sports or sports played by kids on the local playground, the plain fact is sports are everywhere in America. Our love of sports begins in our hometowns — on the sandlot, at the local ball field, even in the street. Americans play sports everywhere.

Building on this national theme, host sites in Oklahoma develop complementary programming or exhibits that highlight their own hometown sports history.

To ask questions call Caroline Lowery, OHC Program Officer, at (405) 235-0280 or via email