Field of Play
Sports in the Chattahoochee Valley
March 26, 2016- March 19, 2017
Sports provide more than just recreation: they offer a source of community pride and cultural touchstones that connect fans across physical, generational, and socioeconomic lines. This exhibition will present highlights from Chattahoochee Valley sports history, including successful high-school, college, amateur and professional teams, and Olympic athletes who have lived in the area. It will explore the breadth and depth of sports history in the region, as well as the cultural relationships and community pride generated by team fans.
Sports to be featured include football, baseball and softball, basketball, golf, horse racing, and competitive air-rifle shooting. Artifacts and images from the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, local schools, and the Museum’s own collection will offer a new look at beloved moments and illuminate lesser-known stories of local sports venues and teams.
This exhibition is generously underwritten by