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Published on Mar 25, 2014
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian read a proclamation at the March 22, 2014, opening for the Smithsonian Institution's Hometown Teams sports exhibit and The Atlantic City Experience: Devotion and Determination sports exhibit, which was developed by library staff.
The library is one of six organizations in New Jersey selected to host "Hometown Teams" -- a traveling exhibition that celebrates American sports and sportsmanship. Atlantic City will be the second stop on the Hometown Teams' 2014 road trip. The exhibit will be displayed at the Noyes Art Garage Stockton College, located at the Wave parking garage at 2200 Fairmount Ave., from March 22 to May 4. Visitors will be able to view the exhibit from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday during that time. The library held a ribbon-cutting pep rally March 22 at the Art Garage to kick off the exhibit's visit to Atlantic City. As a companion to Hometown Teams, the Atlantic City Free Public Library will present a new exhibit, "The Atlantic City Experience: Devotion and Determination." This sports-based exhibit, which will also be located at the Art Garage, will showcase some of the people and places that are a part of the fabric of the city's rich sports history. Hometown Teams has been made possible in Atlantic City by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Hometown Teams is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institute and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. Hometown Teams and Atlantic City Experience: Devotion and Determination is brought to you by: Smithsonian Institution, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, Atlantic City Free Public Library, City of Atlantic City and Noyes Arts Garage, Stockton College, in partnership with Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Atlantic City Alliance, Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Atlantic City High School, African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, The Press of Atlantic City, Ocean City Home Bank and the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.