Hometown Teams in Atchison KS - last day Aug. 9, 2015

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America" is HERE in Atchison County - DON'T MISS THE TEAM BUS!

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1930 Shannon Red Sox Baseball

Shannon Red Sox Baseball 1930

Discover great teams and players from all across Atchison County like the Shannon Red Sox.

Explore the impact of Sports in American society.

Touch and hear exhibits on how sports has changed our lives.

...and find new meanings for wearing your Team Colors.

The Details


That would be YOU - you're invited to join, explore, discover, touch and get moving this summer.


This special exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution called "Hometown Teams" is coming to your hometown - or your neighborhood - don't miss it.


Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America will be in the Atchison County Historical Society Museum from June 27th to August 9th, 2015.


The Atchison County Historical Society Museum

200 S. 10th Street, Santa Fe Depot

Atchison, KS 66002


Thanks to the Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street Program and the sponsorship of the Kansas Humanities Council a six locations in Kansas will host this exciting traveling exhibit.

Hometown Teams Poster

Click above to download the poster


Tell me, what is Hometown Teams?

An exploration of the huge role sports play in the lives of many Americans. They leave an indelible mark on us all, whether we play or watch. The essential qualities of sports - competition, fair play, and the zeal to win - embody the American spirit.


"...it's extra EFFORT that seperates a winner from second place...DESIRE, determination, disipline, and self-sacrifice....Put these all together, and even if you don't WIN, how can you lose?"

JESSE OWENS, Olympic Champion


This is more than just an exhibit - part of the EXTRAs are a series of 8 one-minute movement stations to encourage stretching and exercises to keep you in shape for your favorite sports. The exhibit also challenges you to track your walking (and gives you a free pedometer) over the 6-weeks Hometown Teams is in our community - and see which of the Kansas communities takes the most steps to healthy living. Click here to download a pdf of the Movement Minute exercises and find out more on the Education Links page of Hometown Teams.

Contact Us for more info

The Atchison County Historical Society Museum
P.O. Box 201
200 S. 10th Street, Santa Fe Depot
Atchison, KS 66002
P: (913) 367-6238
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About the Atchison County Historical Society

Established in 1967, the first museum was opened in 1968. The Society moved into the current museum, the 1880 Santa Fe Depot, in 1989. We host quarterly evening adult education programs and sponsor K-12 programming, including the monthly Pioneer Club for 4th-7th grade students.

The Atchison County Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in the State of Kansas.

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About Independence Creek: Lewis & Clark Historic Site

Open Sunrise to Sunset year round. Located 5 miles north of Atchison's Main Street this site may be reached by car or by hiking/biking trail. The 13.5 acre site has reestablished the prairie as seen by the Corps of Discovery and encompasses a stretch of Independence Creek referred to by Captain William Clark in his July 4, 1804 journal entry. A pedestrian bridge completes the 5-mile trail link to the Atchison Riverfront. A re-creation of a 1724-1804 era Kanza Indian Earthlodge interprets the Kanza habitation of this location.

Physical location:

19917 314th Road, Atchison, KS

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Museum Hours & Admission

Summer Hours:

9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday

noon to 5 pm Sundays

Winter Hours: (November - March)

9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday

10 am to 4 pm Saturdays

noon to 4 pm Sundays (closed Jan & Feb)

Open to the public 350 days a year - closed: New Years, Sundays in January and February, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Year's Eve.

Museum admission is by donation - requested donations $2-adults, $1-children, $1.50-seniors, $5-family.

Contact us for Group Tours booking, rates and details.

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (913) 367 6238
  • Email:
  • Address:
    Atchison County Historical Society
  • P.O. Box 201
  • 200 S. 10th Street, Santa Fe Depot
    Atchison, KS 66002