Fire up! Fight songs, free sports movies and more will lead up to Smithsonian “HomeTown Teams” exhibit opening Aug. 11

JEFFERSON, Iowa, Aug. 3, 2018 — Several special events next week will kick-off the special Smithsonian Institution’s “HomeTown Teams” exhibit that will open here on Saturday, Aug. 11.

On Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Farmers Market in Jefferson, the Greene County Singers will be performing fight songs from high schools around Greene County – both past and present – at 5:30 pm on the south side of the courthouse. Those attending will be invited to sing along.

The Sierra Community Theatre Board is sponsoring two free sports-related movies during the week. On Monday and Tuesday evenings, Aug. 6 and 7, “A League of Their Own” will be presented at 7 p.m. And that movie will also be shown in a matinee at 2 p.m on Tuesday.  On Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 8 and 9, “Field of Dreams” will shown at 7 p.m.  That movie will also be shown in a matinee at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

A photo op with authentic Greene County sports uniforms will be available at the Farmers Market on Tuesday, Aug. 7; again at the “Hot August Nights” car show around the square on Thursday, Aug. 9; also at the first Greene County High School football scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 17, and finally at the high school sports “Pep Rally” on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

The location for the Smithsonian traveling exhibit will be inside the Greene County Historical Museum at 219 E. Lincoln Way.

The exhibit will be open on Saturday, Aug. 1, and go through Sunday, Sept. 23.

Hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays from 1 to 6 p.m., and Thursdays from 3 to 9 p.m.

The exhibit will be staffed by volunteers.

School tours for Greene County Community Schools and Paton-Churdan Schools have been scheduled. Other school tours or group tours can be scheduled by emailing or calling (515) 386-3585.


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