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"Hometown Teams" exhibit hits Atlantic City March 22

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hometownteams Hometown Teams exhibit The Atlantic City Free Public Library is helping to bring an exciting exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institution to the city for a six-week stay.

The library is one of six organizations in New Jersey selected to host “Hometown Teams” – a traveling exhibition that celebrates American sports and sportsmanship. The exhibit will be displayed at the Noyes Art Garage, located at the Wave parking garage at 2200 Fairmount Ave., from March 22 to May 4. Visitors will be able to view the exhibit from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday during that time.

As a companion to Hometown Teams, the Atlantic City Free Public Library will present a new exhibit, “The Atlantic City Experience: Devotion and Determination.” This sports-based exhibit, which will also be located at the Art Garage, will showcase some of the people and places that are a part of the fabric of the city’s rich sports history.

The library will receive funding from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities for programming related to the exhibit. The programs will be held 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Art Garage. They will focus on various Atlantic City sports topics, with local sports figures, including Chris Ford, Stan Bergman and Laurie Carter, serving as guest speakers.

“Atlantic City is an American sports story,” Atlantic City Historical Museum Coordinator Beth Ryan said in a press release. “From Boardwalk Hall to the beaches, from the basketball courts to the baseball diamonds, we have many stories to tell. The Smithsonian exhibit will allow us the opportunity to bring these Atlantic City stories to light with special programming that visitors and residents of all ages can enjoy.”

The library will hold a ribbon-cutting pep rally at 2 p.m. March 22 at the Art Garage to kick off the exhibit’s visit to Atlantic City.

Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3064 for more information about "Hometown Teams."


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