Jefferson Matters: Main Street Kicks Off Year with Special Display

January 12, 2018 5:22 am
Photo courtesy of JMMS

Photo courtesy of JMMS

With the Smithsonian Institute’s traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams, due to be in Jefferson in August, one organization has already kicked off an event.

To highlight local sports teams and fine art programs, Jefferson Matters: Main Street has a display in the Masonic Lodge storefront window. Program Director Peg Raney encourages everyone to look at the display.

“We had a group of people from our promotions committee go over to the historical museum and look through all of the old uniforms that were there from all over the county. They put together this display. It’s a variety of things, it’s basketball, and track, and cheerleading, and band uniforms.”

Raney adds, starting next month there will be a new display every two weeks. The displays will be a countywide endeavor.

“So it’s totally up to the people that put the display together. We’ve also talked with the communities in the county for them to have their own displays to celebrate their own hometown teams. Those will eventually be brought into the Smithsonian, with that exhibit at the historical museum.”

Raney notes that they are working on other activities leading up to when the exhibit is in Jefferson from August 11th through September 23rd.

 

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