WEIRTON - The exhibit "Hometown Teams - How Sports Shape America," continues in Weirton through Sept. 27, with several speaking engagements and other activities planned.
The traveling exhibit, currently at the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center, is made possible by the Smithsonian Institution and the West Virginia Humanities Council.
Scheduled activities include:
6 p.m., Sept. 9: "The History of Madonna Football, 1959 to the Present," featuring Jason Backel and Dan McCune
6 p.m., Sept. 16: "Weirton Steel and its Sports Heritage," featuring David T. Javersak
6 p.m., Sept. 18: The 1960-62 Weir High Band will hold a reception for Dale Lutton and all past members of the Weir High Band. Everyone is welcome.
10 a.m., Sept. 20: The Jefferson Township Historical Society, of Eldersville, Pa., will hold its monthly meeting and tour the Weirton Area Museum. Everyone is welcome.
6 p.m., Sept. 23: "Brooke High Football from the Beginning to the End of an Era," and "Brooke Pride Football," featuring former Brooke football coach Paul "Bud" Billiard
While the Hometown Teams exhibit is in town, the Weirton museum will have extended hours, including 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Monday, and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Following its time in Weirton, the exhibit will be at the Morgantown History Museum.