The Smithsonian Museum on Main Street’s Traveling Exhibition Hometown Teams will be at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center on Harkers Island from July 25 – September 7 (2015).

This exhibition brings together sports history and community spirit from America to the local host community where local athletes, parents, sportswriters, historians and fans gather their stories and share their own “hometown teams” with all who participate. It is being sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institution.


Sat, July 25  Ribbon Cutting at 11 – Recognizing Special Guests
 Fish Fry & Chicken Dinner 11:30 -2 – Time to Visit
 Opening Ceremonies at 2 – Honoring Players – Past/Present


Community Night Celebrations – Tuesday Evenings

July 28 “Ol’ Timers and Proud of It” – Local sports history
August 4  Basketball – including ECHS – 2015 1A State Championship
August 11  SURF’s UP! Surfing history in Cart Co
August 18  A Game and a League of Their Own: Girls’ Sports
August 25  Bands, Boosters, Fans. Cheerleaders; The Crowd!
September 1  Generations of State Champs from Across Carteret County


Saturday, Aug 1 – Core Sound Night at the MHC Marlins

Saturday, Aug 22 – Core Sound Night at the Durham Bulls (Chartered bus)

At the Museum through September 7:

An online exhibit of sports history, statistics, newspaper clippings, high school yearbooks and photographs of teams, games and heroes from across Carteret County and beyond.
Oral histories from players, coaches and fans posted online and accessible throughout the exhibition and displays of uniforms, photographs and scrapbooks for teams throughout Carteret County’s history
Hall of Fame commemoration; outstanding athletes in all sports, professional careers, hometown heroes! This first year’s class induction will be held at the close of the Hometown Teams exhibition, Sat., Sept 5, honoring those men and women whose contributions have spanned generations