Smithsonian exhibit opens at RCCAC
ELKINS – A steady stream of visitors came through the doors of the Randolph County Community Arts Center Sunday to view the “Hometown Teams” exhibition, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibition features displays representing nearly every sport. Teams, coaches, players, venues and equipment are represented and explained in the interactive, multimedia kiosks.
The hometown part of the presentation comes in the form of displays that line the walls around the room depicting Randolph County sports from the youth leagues to local coaches and athletes who left the area for successful careers in professional sports. The display cases are filled with memorabilia including footballs and basketballs, newspaper clippings, yearbooks, programs, photos, and uniforms.
The exhibit is free and will be at the RCCAC through Aug. 9. Hours are Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays will feature panel discussions and guest speakers from Davis & Elkins College, the West Virginia University athletic department, and the local area including Terry George, Randolph County Superintendent of Schools, Greg Hott, Elkins High School football coach, and high school athletes.