Listen up, sports fans. The Idaho Historical Society is getting to the heart of American sports by heading home this week. Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America is a celebration of our love of the game, showcasing how important sports like baseball, football, soccer and even roller derby have influenced the world as we know it. It examines everything from collegiate sports and pick-up games at the park, to the real McCoy, the big leagues. Including such attractions as video montages and ballpark food, the event has everything anyone who loves the game shouldn't miss. And seriously, who doesn't love a good video montage, sports enthusiast or not?
The event is the latest installment of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main Street, a series of exhibits across the country in collaboration with state-run humanities groups to bring history right to your backyard. The exhibit finds its home at the Idaho State Historical Museum through Saturday, April 12, and is free with regular museum admission.