“This is just what we do,” said Meredith to a new student as all of the Kingfishers poured out of the school’s front door and started walking down Highmarket Street. We were on our way to visit the Smithsonian exhibit “Hometown Sports” at the Georgetown County Museum. Museum volunteers welcomed us warmly, then docent Susie Shoman invited us in. The displays and memorabilia traced the history and importance of hometown sports in America. It wasn’t all baseball and football—there were some unusual sports represented too. “We need a Quidditch team at TGS!” said Ethan after he and his friends viewed some photos of less common sports.
On the second floor Muff Boyd shared a short history of Georgetown County and told us a little bit about the museum’s highlight: a hand-written letter by the “Swamp Fox” Francis Marion. We saw uniforms, trophies, photos, and yearbooks from teams years ago to present day teams. The students enjoyed the hands-on interactive displays. After about 45 minutes of looking around we journeyed back to school, arriving only a little late for fourth period. Are we getting too big for these types of field trips? No way! Many thanks to the Georgetown County Museum for a fun outing!