Exhibit shows off local sports

When the ribbon is cut at the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center Sunday, area residents will have the opportunity to learn more about how a community can be influenced by their athletic offerings.

“Hometown Teams – How Sports Shape America” is just the latest traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution and West Virginia Humanities Council to make a stop in Weirton.

It will be calling Weirton home beginning Sunday, with exhibits and events scheduled through Sept. 27. We encourage residents to take some time and check it out while it is here.

Sports can bring a community together, with residents cheering on their favorite team. Across the country, people look forward to game day, whether it’s for the community youth league, high school, college or professional team.

Local presentations will include discussions on the history of our high school athletics, the Weirton Steel inter-departmental sports programs, a reunion for members of the Weir High Band from the 1960s, the unveiling of a new sign paying tribute to professional athletes who have called Weirton home, and much more.

We thank the Smithsonian and the Humanities Council for, once again, selecting Weirton as one of the hosts for this latest traveling exhibit.

We also thank the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center and its volunteers for working to put together such a detailed and interactive program for our residents.