Traveling sports exhibit kicking off W.Va. tour

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Humanities Council says host a traveling exhibit on the role of sports in American culture is kicking off in Parkersburg next month.

The council is sponsoring a state tour of the new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit “Hometown Teams.” It will begin at the Parkersburg Art Center on Feb. 9.

Officials selected six museums and cultural and community organizations to host the exhibit and provide public programs about their local sports culture.

The other sites selected are: the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert, the Preston County Sports Museum, the Randolph County Community Arts Center, the Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center and the Morgantown History Museum.

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