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Home Town Teams – How Sports Shape America

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In America, sports are a big part of what we do.  We win and we lose and we yearn to play another day.  And if we’re not playing, we’re watching:  in the stands, on the fields, or in our living rooms.  Explore how sports have reflected the triumphs and trials of the American experience and helped shape our national character for well over a hundred years.  Sports carry over into our daily lives as well as into the character and make-up of our communities.  Local sports leagues keep us connected with each other.  Booster clubs support high school athletics.  Corporate sponsorships help with financial costs of local teams.  Parents shuffle kids to and from practice and competitions.  Our sports landscape is now as diverse and dynamic as the American people.  We embrace sports brought to America by immigrants from around the world.  We create new sports by combining our favorite elements from established games.  We are in the midst of a “Sports Revolution!”

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Civil War Commemorative Anniversary Coins Available

The price of $8.95 includes shipping.

The price of $8.95 includes shipping.

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Nancy Isom Book Signing

“A Name To Remember”  is a book written by local author, Nancy Isom. 

Nancy Isom will be at the Knight Museum on Thursday, August 29th  from 1-4 pm for a book signing of her latest book “A Name To Remember.”  This is a Christian mystery published by Tate Publishing.

Her release date for on line and stores is August 27th.   You can obtain her book on- line at Barnes and Noble, Kindle, Wal Mart, Amazon.com or other sites, as well as in stores.  

Ten percent of what she makes on her book signing at the Knight Museum will go back to the museum.   You can purchase her book in our gift shop also.

She has a second mystery in publication currently with Tate Publishing, which will be out within the year

 

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Teddy Roosevelt

 

Plan to visit with Teddy!

 

 

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