LEWISTON, Idaho – If you have local sports memorabilia - Lewis-Clark State College’s Center for Arts & History (CAH) would love to hear from you.
CAH is one of six museums in Idaho chosen to host the upcoming Smithsonian Museum on Main Street “Hometown Teams” exhibit, April 19 – May 31.
To accompany this national exhibit, CAH is also developing an exhibit of local sports memorabilia and is putting a call out to the community for sports memorabilia and artifacts to loan the Center during the duration of the exhibit.
One of the focus areas for the local exhibit is the history of baseball in the region, including the Nez Perce baseball team from the turn of the century and the semi-professional team, the Lewis-Clark Broncs. The Broncs were a minor league team based in Lewiston that played from 1952 to 1974.
Other themes include the history of the Lewiston-Clarkston rivalry, which was predominantly football from the 1910’s to 1970, and outdoor sports such as birling (log-rolling), fly fishing, and skateboarding.
If you wish to loan or donate items, please contact the Center for Arts & History at 792-2243 or visit at 415 Main Street – no later than March 28th.
“Hometown Teams” is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.
“Hometown Teams” is made possible in Idaho by the Idaho Humanities Council, the Florence Wasmer Fund for Arts and Culture at the Inland Northwest Community Foundation, and locally through support from the LCSC Foundation.