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that are augmented by TVs running short videos as well as
other interactive elements. There is also a section devoted
to telling the story of sports at the Army Post. There is infor-
mation about Pat Summit, the successful former college
women's head basketball coach at the University of
Tennessee, as well as Johnnie Cain Lancaster, an industrial
league softball player during the 1940s. There are many
other stories, too.
"You could spend hours up here," McKeever said. "It really
is a lot of fun."
More than 500 people came to the opening day cere-
monies, which included Vintage Base Ball games played on
the nearby polo fields as well as a performance by the
Jericho Brass Band and an outdoor showing of "42," which
depicts the Jackie Robinson story.
Museum board member Durinda Cheek said the oppor-
tunity to tell the area's stories through such an exhibit —
the first Museum on Main program to come to Catoosa
County — is exciting.
"We hope that it will inspire many to become even more
involved in the cultural life of our community," she said.
After the exhibit leaves Fort Oglethorpe, it will travel
around the state to Jonesboro, Nashville, Kingsland,
Carrollton, Jefferson, Fort Valley, Moultrie, Forsyth,
Cartersville and Monroe. It stopped in Swainsboro first.
For more information about Hometown Teams, visit
exhibition is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a group tour, call (706)
861-2860 or email McKeever at
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