Smithsonian Exhibit Comes to Mattoon!
The Mattoon Arts Council and Tourism Department, along with the Coles County Historical Society will host the Museum on Main Street exhibit "Hometown Teams" from April 19 to June 1, 2014, at The Depot. "
Hometown Teams" will spotlight sports teams and what they mean to the community's history and culture. The exhibit represents a partnership between two LFF grantees: the Illinois Humanities Council and the Mattoon Arts Council. The Smithsonian Institution’s display will feature Coles County’s own sports history, including hands-on, interactive exhibits and listening stations. The traveling exhibit will highlight the impact of athletics on a national level, with topics such as race, Title IX and women's sports, and how sports have changed the country's culture. “Hometown Teams” can be seen at the Lone Elm Room at the Mattoon Depot, 1718 Broadway. For more information visit http://www.mattoonartscouncil.org.
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