News Release

CAH announces May schedule for Hometown Teams exhibition

LEWISTON, Idaho - The LCSC Center for Arts & History (CAH) has announced the May schedule for the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibition: Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.

Hometown Teams is part of the Museum on Main Street (MOMS) collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide.  The local exhibit focuses on the impact sports have had on the Lewis-Clark Valley throughout the last 100 years.  The exhibits run through May 31.  The schedule is listed below.

Tuesday, May 6, 7 p.m. - CAH:  Carole Smolinski, historian and author, discusses “Rugged Recreation & Celebration in Idaho’s Territorial Mining Camps,” based on her book Timothy Nolan’s Idaho 1862 to 1890.  This talk is presented in partnership with the Nez Perce County Historical Society.

Thursday, May 8, 7 p.m. – Lewiston Library:  Dr. Amy Canfield and Dr. Heather Van Mullem of Lewis-Clark State College present "You Hit Like a Girl?": Gender and Image in High School Yearbook Photographs.”

Tuesday, May 13, 7 p.m. – CAH:  Marty Most, Associate Professor of Communication, Boise State U., presents “Reel Baseball: Hollywood and America’s National Pastime.”

Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Downtown Lewiston:  Hometown Pep Rally, presented by Beautiful Downtown Lewiston, Lewiston Parks and Rec., and the LCSC baseball program.

Tuesday, May 20, 7 p.m. – CAH:  Nationally syndicated cartoonist Steve Moore presents “Boise In the Bleachers” – a cartoon look at the fearless leaders of every Hometown Team – the coach!

Thursday, May 22, 7 p.m. – CAH:  Ted Dyer, writing instructor & journalist, College of Southern Idaho.  “The Negro Leagues: Waiting for Jackie.”

Friday, May 23, 6:30 p.m. – Harris Field:  Avista-NAIA World Series opening ceremonies.

Sunday, May 25, time TBD – Harris Field:  The film The Sandlot.

Hometown Teams partners within the downtown cultural corridor include CAH, the Lewiston Library, the Nez Perce County Historical Society, and Beautiful Downtown Lewiston.

Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibition: Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, is brought to the LCSC Center for Arts & History by sponsorship from Ed Litteneke, Attorney at Law; Dr. Richard & Jennifer Weiland; LCSC Humanities Division; Castellaw Kom; Fisher Systems; The Higgins Team, Judy Higgins realtor; Dr. Mark Sheppard; John & Debbie Taylor; the LCSC Foundation; and through grants from US Bancorp; the Idaho Humanities Council; the Florence Wasmer Fund for Arts and Culture at the Inland Northwest Community Foundation; the Idaho Commission on the Arts; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The gallery is open Monday - Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission is free, but donations are welcome.  Docent and classroom tours of the exhibit can be scheduled by calling the Gallery at 208.792.2243.

For more information about the exhibition, visit CAH or call 208.792.2243.