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Smithsonian’s ‘Hometown Teams’

March 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018


Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG) in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Main Street Iowa program will celebrate the many roles athletics play in towns, cities, and states across the country when it brings “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,”  to Mount Vernon from March 18 to April 29, 2018.

“Hometown Teams,” which will be complemented by exhibits featuring local legacies, examines how and why hometown sports are more than just games. They shape and unite us. From pick-up games to organized leagues, millions of Americans of all ages play sports. And, if we’re not playing sports, we’re sitting in the stands or gathered on the sidelines cheering as young athletes take their first swing or score their first goal. Let’s not forget, either, the tireless souvenir sales people and those slinging hamburgers and popcorn at concession stands.

A short video about the exhibition can be viewed at here.

“Hometown Teams” as well as the local exhibits featuring memorabilia from Eastern Iowa communities will be on display at the First Street Community Center,  221 First St. NE. The exhibit will be free.

The exhibit will be on view from March 18 to April 29, 2018.  

Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday Noon – 4 p.m.



First Street Community Center Gymnasium – Mount Vernon, Iowa
221 First Street NE
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
(319) 895-8060


Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG)

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