Museum opens “Hometown Teams” traveling exhibit

By Natalie Covher


The “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” traveling exhibition will be at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum for the next six weeks. The museum opened the exhibition Saturday, June 25 as a part of its Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies.Visit the museum to see how sports have reflected the trials and triumphs of the American experience and shaped the national character over the past 100 years. The exhibition was produced by the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program and is making its way across Louisiana for a yearlong tour that stops in six sites.

The museum has paired programs with the exhibit that are free and open to the public.

There will be a Panel Discussion Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m. on the recent vote to expand the Select/Non-Select playoff system used in football to other sports, including basketball. The event will include a moderated discussion of the topic with high school administrators and coaches about the new system.

Let the museum take the kids off your hands Saturday, July 9 from 5-10 p.m. for a craft and movie night. Children grades 3-8 can enjoy an evening of movies, crafts, popcorn, hot dogs and candy. Pre-registration is required, to register call (318) 357-2493 or email

Attend a screening of 2013 LEH Documentary Film of the Year “T-Galop: A Louisiana Horse Story” Tuesday, July 12 at 6 p.m. followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Connie Castille. Tracing the history of Louisiana’s equine connections from the colonial period to the present day, the film pays special attention to traditions surrounding horses in the Cajun and Creole cultures.

Hang out with the Natchitoches Young Professionals Thursday, July 21 at 5 p.m. for an evening of Sports and History Trivia. Teams will compete for prizes while enjoying light refreshments sponsored by the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission and FLASH with a cash bar. Members and non-members are welcome.

NSU Assistant Professor in Culinary Arts Valerie Salterwill host a Nutrition and Fitness Program Saturday, July 30 at 2 p.m. The program will include a Zumba demonstration to get everyone moving! The whole family is welcome to attend this informative and fun afternoon.