May 2016 

May 7 - June 18 - Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America celebrates the connection between Americans and sports in our heritage. Hometown Teams captures the stories that unfold on the neighborhood fields and courts, the underdog heroics, the larger-than-life legends, the fierce rivalries and gut-wrenching defeats. For more than 100 years, sports have reflected the trials and triumphs of the American experience and helped shape our national character. Whether it’s professional sports or those played on the collegiate or scholastic level or amateur sports played by kids on the local playground, sports are everywhere in America.

Museum admission is FREE during the run of Hometown Teams!

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America has been made possible at the 6th Cavalry Museum by the Georgia Humanities Council.  Special thanks to our local sponsors Lyndhurst Foundation, Fort Oglethorpe Tourism Association, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe, Community National Bank, First Bank, City of Fort Oglethorpe, Catoosa County Library and LFO Recreation Association.
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United State Congress. 

May 7 - Opening Ceremonies (Opening for Hometown Teams exhibition & first Vintage Base Ball matches of the season)
 11:00 a.m. - Opening Remarks on Polo Field

11:30 a.m. - Exhibit Opens to the Public

12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 6th Cavalry Cup Tournament (Vintage Base Ball)

4:00 p.m. - Championship Match (Vintage Base Ball)

7:00 p.m. - Jericho Brass Band Concert

Outdoor Movie "42" shown at dark

Also enjoy arts & crafts, concessions and tours of Hometown Teams and 6th Cavalry Museum.

Be part of the exhibition! Bring your sports photo or newspaper clipping to post on our Local Display boards.

May 12 - Artists Reception & Business After Hours, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
We're hosting an Artists Reception for Ridgeland High School's art class and Business After Hours for Catoosa and Walker County Chambers of Commerce. 

May 17 - How to Photograph Sports with Tom and Pat Cory, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Sports photography can be challenging. Things happen quickly and lighting can often be tricky. Using slide shows and lecture, this entertaining and educational workshop will look at techniques for photographing several different sports. We will also discuss equipment that we use. Beginning to more experienced photographers will find the class helpful in improving their sports photography skills. 
Your instructors: Tom and Pat Cory enjoy teaching and sharing their knowledge. They have conducted local, US and international photography workshops for 35 years. They photograph individual and team sports, including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball and other outdoor and indoor sports. 
Preregistration is encouraged to insure space is available. Maximum of 20, workshop fee is $10 (contribution to Hometown teams exhibit). Call the museum at 706-861-2860 to reserve your space.  
May 21 - Vintage Base Ball, 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Bring lawn chairs as there is no bleacher seating. 
May 29 - Remembering Our Heroes Memorial Motorcycle Ride, 9:00 a.m.
In association with our good friends at Thunder Creek Harley Davidson in Chattanooga, we will ride from the museum and end at Thunder Creek Harley Davidson. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. We will begin with a Memorial Service at the 6th Cavalry Memorial Garden and lay memorial bricks for Chattanooga's five fallen service men. We'll ride through Chickamauga Battlefield Park, through the National Cemetery, and end at Thunder Creek Harley Davidson to enjoy lunch. 
The cost is $20 per person and include a beautiful t-shirt, lunch and other give-a-ways.
All money raised benefits the 6th Cavalry Museum whose mission is to educate, preserve the history of and remember the contributions of those who gave everything in the service of our country.  Modern Woodmen of America have selected this fund-raiser as a community match program. 
Register online in our museum store

June 2016
June 4 - Vintage Base Ball, 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Bring lawn chairs as there is no bleacher seating.
June 18 - Vintage Base Ball, 12:00 p.m.
Bring lawn chairs as there is no bleacher seating.
June 30 - Painting for a Purpose, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

July 2016
July 12-15 - Summer Art Camp  - Sail into Art, 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
New for 2016 - Summer Art Camp for kids ages 7-12.  Register your young art enthusiast up for a week of fun with instructor Durinda Cheek. During the week, students will learn drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, and sculpting. Cost for the week is $125 and includes all materials plus a snack.

Register your child at our online store.
If you have questions, please call the museum at 706-861-2860 or e-mail
July 28 - Painting for a Purpose, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

August 2016
August 25 - Painting for a Purpose, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

September 2016
September 22 - Painting for a Purpose, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

October 2016
October 27 - Painting for a Purpose, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.




photos by Kymberly L. Thomas